Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDI.I)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDI.I)

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity (EDI.I) are core to the Applied Science Co-op Program and through our work with external stakeholders, seek to engage employers that also foster and champion EDI.I in the workplace. Our co-op students have diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences bringing a wealth of insight and unique strengths to the work place.

Our program is here to support employers in promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace for co-op students. We encourage our employer partners to utilize this content as a starting point while also connecting with your organization, professional association, or EDI.I representative for further ongoing support.

Should you have further questions about providing support or accommodations to your co-op student, please email us at apsc.coop@ubc.ca.

Developed by the UBC Equity & Inclusion office, this resource outlines common terms related to EDI.I.

Developed by the Association for Co-op Education and Work-Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL), this toolkit supports employers in attracting, hiring, and onboarding students from international pathways.

This information offers support for employers that are acting on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

“Diversity in itself does not create inclusion—an inclusive environment must be intentionally designed, nurtured and supported” (Great Place to Work®). Pride at Work Canada and Great Place to Work® teamed up to co-author a resource outlining 12 strategies to promote inclusion.

In 2019, Pride at Work Canada and the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto surveyed 69 Pride at Work member organizations in regard to policies and practices to support trans and gender non-conforming people employed by some of Canada’s largest employers. The full report can be viewed here.

Equitable hiring practices are not only the right thing to do, it is well known that diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams. UBC’s Career Centre has created an Employer Resource Guide that standardizes each student of the recruitment process.