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Using data to advance human rights (Part 2): A UBC dialogue about the collection and use of disaggregated data
February 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for the second part of an ongoing conversation about how the BC Human Rights Commissioner’s report on disaggregated data informs the responsibilities of researchers and UBC as an institution.
Wednesday, February 24 | 4:00-5:30 pm
The Office of the Vice-President, Health (UBC Health) and the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic (UBC Okanagan) invite researchers and other colleagues from the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses for a focused discussion about the responsibilities of researchers and UBC as an institution around the collection and use of disaggregated data. The format will include both large and breakout group discussions.
Powerful statements are made possible by disaggregated data. By making systemic racism and inequalities in our society visible, data can lead to positive change. The same data, used or collected poorly, can reinforce stigmatization of communities, leading to individual and community harm.
On January 14, UBC Health and UBC Okanagan hosted a webinar that sparked conversation between UBC and BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner about the Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective report. The report calls for the collection of data needed to develop policy that effectively addresses systemic inequalities as well as recommendations for the collection and use of disaggregated demographic and race-based data to reveal and address systemic racism and inequities in our province and enables meaningful involvement of affected populations.