The Department of Psychology’s EDI Committee is responsible for implementing policies and initiatives related to equity, diversity and inclusion within our department.

Committee Members

Associate Head, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Amori Mikami, Professor, Department of Psychology

EDI Working Group Leads

Our Working Groups represent a broad cross section of areas and roles within our department, including faculty, staff, and students. The Working Groups are implementing the Task Force’s recommendations for faculty hiring, inclusion, and progress monitoring in the department.

Lead
Lily May (Faculty)
Members
Lucy De Souza (Graduate Student)
Denitza Dramkin (Graduate Student)
Lauren Emberson (Faculty)
Michelle Hunsche (Graduate Student)
Catherine Rawn (Faculty)
Victoria Wardell (Graduate Student)

Consultation Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Lead Lauren Emberson (Faculty)
Members
Carmelle Bareket-Shavit (Graduate Student)
Rachele Benjamin (Graduate Student)
Denitzia Dramkin (Graduate Student)
Michelle Hunsche (Graduate Student)
Bonnie Vockeroth (Staff)
Victoria Wardell (Graduate Student)

Dialogue and Learning Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Lead
Kiley Hamlin (Faculty)
Members
Andrew Baron (Faculty)
Samantha Dawson (Faculty)
Leilani Forby (Graduate Student)
Todd Handy (Faculty)
Joelle LeMoult (Faculty)
Noah Silverberg (Faculty)
Bonnie Vockeroth (Staff)

Funding Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Lead Kiran Soma (Faculty)
Members
Friedrich Götz (Faculty)
Joelle LeMoult (Faculty)
Grace Truong (Faculty)
Elizabeth Zambrano Garza (Graduate Student)
Mudi Zhao (Graduate Student)

Lead
Nancy Sin (Faculty)
Members
Benjamin Cheung (Faculty)
Todd Handy (Faculty)
Ellen Jopling (Graduate Student)
Connor Kerns (Faculty)

Mentorship Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Lead
Sheila Woody (Faculty)
Members
Holly Engstrom (Graduate Student)
Ellen Jopling (Graduate Student)
Marta Kolbuszewska (Graduate Student)
Jessica Tracy (Faculty)

Progress Monitoring Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Co-Leads
Catherine Rawn (Faculty)
Bonnie Vockeroth (Staff)
Members
Audrey Aday (Graduate Student)
Rachele Benjamin (Graduate Student)
Benjamin Cheung (Faculty)
Khushi Mehta (Undergraduate Student and Staff)
Ron Steckly (Undergraduate Student)

Website and Resources Working Group 2022-23 Goals and Actions

Lead Todd Handy (Faculty)
Members
Melanie Butt (Graduate Student)
Cameron Hall (Graduate Student)
Nicole Stuart (Graduate Student)



EDI Committee Surveys

2021 First Generation Student Survey

The EDI committee is organizing a community for First Generation students—students who’re the first in their family to pursue higher education. ⁠We wish to put in touch students that have similar backgrounds and experiences, with the ultimate goal of creating a safe and positive community with the department. ⁠Let us know what we can offer you.

2018 EDI Committee Survey

In February 2018, the EDI committee distributed a survey to understand if the psychology community is aware of UBC’s Equity and Inclusion resources and policies.

2017 EDI Committee Survey

In March 2017, the EDI committee distributed a brief survey to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students about equity issues that affect our department and how we may better support an inclusive environment. Below are survey questions and results for your reference.

Contact Us or Get Help

Do you have EDI related questions or concerns? Complete our Contact form and select I have an inquiry about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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