The SASI has received a $13,000 grant from the Anti Racism Initiatives Engagement Branch of the Province of BC to facilitate a workshop looking at the nature of disaggregated data collection within the University sector. The SASI, working in partnership with UFV’s Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) will be organizing a workshop with invited guests from other lower mainland Universities to create a comparative understanding of how there is a lack of disaggregated race-based data collecting that continues to be a hindrance to access in the post-secondary world. The hope is to forge a pathway or roadmap amongst post-secondary institutions to include race-based data collecting as an open and transparent process.
The report and findings from the workshop will help the Province of BC in developing anti-racism data legislation which has been mandated by Premier John Horgan and directed through the Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, Rachna Singh.
UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) with the SASI and RAN, recently hosted a webinar with the BC Office of Human Rights on their recent report titled: Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective in March, 2021. The full report from the BC Office of Human Rights is available here: https://bchumanrights.ca/wp-content/uploads/BCOHRC_Sept2020_Disaggregated-Data-Report_FINAL.pdf.