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Student Demographic Data Project Town Hall for faculty and staff

October 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Learn more about the Student Demographic Data Project (SDDP) and its aims to provide the university with inclusive, demographically representative data about our students. Join a panel of UBC experts for an overview of the project; hear how it supports UBC’s equity, diversity and inclusion priorities; ask questions and share your perspectives.

Hear from our panellists

  • Kate Ross, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar
  • Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion Office
  • Stephanie McKeown, Chief Institutional Research Officer
  • Paul Hancock, Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy
  • Negar Khodarahmi, Senior Research Analyst (doctoral student)
  • Rosa David, Senior Research Analyst (doctoral student)

Learn more about

  • The types of demographic data UBC will collect, and why
  • How the data will be used and how an individual’s privacy will be protected
  • New demographic data standards, including:
    • what type of data can be accessed and by whom, and
    • what this means for UBC data collection going forward.

Have your say

  • Pose your questions to our panel of experts
  • Share your comments and feedback

Register now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you aren’t able to attend and would like to submit questions, or watch a recording, please register and the project team will follow up with links to the recorded session.

About the Student Demographic Data Project

The UBC Student Demographic Data Project (SDDP) aims to develop clear definitions and standards for collecting student data, such as information relating to ethnic-racial identity or religion and spirituality. The collection and analysis of these disaggregated data (i.e., data which are broken down by sub-categories) can reveal deprivations and inequalities. Such disaggregated data can inform positive social change and help identify and address gaps and barriers to operations, systems, culture and organizational structure, all of which directly affect the campus experience for diverse students.

The SDDP will support the university’s goals to create a more equitable community in alignment with UBC’s strategic plan, the Inclusion Action Plan, the Indigenous Strategic Plan and the recommendations made by the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence. Self-identifying is an essential component, in order to provide more inclusive and demographically representative information.


October 20, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Online virtual event

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Student Learning, Teaching
Faculty, Staff