Ella Joins Session on Supporting, Recruiting, Retaining Leaders from Equity Deserving Groups

Date: 16 June 2022

Location: Virtual Event

The JEDII STEM Series offers regular, informal educational sessions and is structured by thematic priorities. This year, their themes range from considering JEDII within a research program to setting up inclusive search processes for faculty and staff.

Boyden's Ella Laure Hipolito joins Theme 1 Session - Supporting equity-deserving groups, specifically: Recruiting, retaining and supporting leaders from equity-deserving groups

The first theme will focus on actions that individuals or departments can immediately implement to help retain and support members from equity-deserving groups. Although it will center the experiences of people from equity-deserving groups in many of the discussions, allies and those from non-equity seeking groups are welcome and encouraged to attend – it is everyone’s responsibility to create a more just, equitable and inclusive university.

How can we do more to support the path for equity-deserving groups into leadership roles in STEM at UBC? This session explores the barriers that exist in the path to leadership including inequitable hiring and recruitment processes, lack of role models, and hostile work-place environments once equity-deserving groups enter leadership positions. Through a panel discussion format, we hope to explore strategies and practices that faculty, staff and leaders can do to support from above and below to recruit and retain leaders from equity-deserving groups.

Panelists Ella Hipolito, Senior Associate from Boyden and Jason Murray, President and Founder of BIPOC Executive Search, who have extensive experience providing support to equity-deserving groups in the hiring process and working strategically to convince leadership search committees to value JEDII in hiring practices. In addition, Naznin Virji-Babul, who is the senior advisor on women and gender-diverse faculty at UBC, and other STEM leaders will be invited to share their perspectives.

Key questions addressed in this session:

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About the Series

The series has been developed specifically to engage/support people who lead and support JEDII within STEM fields – for example, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Land and Food Systems, Forestry, Pharmacy and Medicine – and who already have some competencies in JEDII-related topics.

The series aims to primarily:

Sessions are generally delivered virtually and are available to participants at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan, and other learning sites.

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