Our researchers are working to inform responses and better understand the broader psychological and social impacts of systemic racism and inequality.
Research projects include racial bias, gender bias in industry and academia, sex differences in brain and behaviour, poverty and decision making, and cross-racial friendships and social adjustment.
EDI Research Highlights
Engendering Success in STEM
Led by Dr. Toni Schmader, Engendering Success in STEM is a research partnership with the shared goal to foster women’s inclusion and success in STEM.
- Social inclusion of women by male colleagues in STEM fields can improve their workplace experience
- Cross-racial friendships easier for children with good academic and social skills
- Reducing racial bias possible in older children
- Implicit race bias and the US election
- Hiring committees that don’t believe in gender bias promote fewer women
EDI Research News
Dr. Sunaina Assanand’s inspiring road to academia
May is Asian Heritage Month. Dr. Assanand shares about who inspired her—and how decolonization education happens in her classroom.
Challenge unlocked: Funds raised on UBC Giving Day will create a more inclusive learning experience for students
The new Psychology Inclusive Excellence Student Fund received $9,295, thanks to the 33 donors who generously supported our students.
Dr. Jiaying Zhao receives 2023 UBC Community-University Engagement Support Fund
This funding supports partnerships that will benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning across the province.
EDI Research Resources at UBC
|Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRIS) | Resources for Indigenous Researchers|
|A list of resources for indigenous community, including training, funding, best practices and other online resources.||Faculty, Students|
|Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC)|
|Workshops, sample grants and guidance to support Tri-Agency funding proposals, including incorporating EDI considerations into your applications.||Faculty, Students|
|UBC Research + Innovation | EDI in Research Resource Library|
|A list of resources provided as a starting point for building EDI in research at UBC.||Faculty, Students|
|UBC Research + Innovation | EDI in UBC's Research Community: Dimensions Pilot|
|The Dimensions program aims to identify and eliminate systemic obstacles and inequities experienced by members of underserved, marginalized and excluded groups.||Faculty, Students|
|Creates networks and promotes the professional development of historically excluded scholars of African American/Black, Latina/o/x American, and Native American heritage in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science.||Faculty, Students|
|Responsible Code of Conduct: EDI in Research|
|Resource to help researchers reflect on their experimental and qualitative research methods to better incorporate ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion into what they do.||Faculty, Students|