As part of our initiative to address harassment and discrimination on campus, the Graduate Student Society is launching a survey to gather feedback from graduate students at UBC Vancouver.
The GSS Harassment and Discrimination Survey 2017 intends to identify issues that grad students face at UBC, particularly in the areas of harassment and discrimination, ranging from issues in Teaching Assistant positions to issues with supervisors or other graduate students.
Even if students do not feel that they have observed or experienced harassment or discrimination, they can still contribute their thoughts and comments. Any input is greatly valued.
There are also sections covering student experiences regarding the topics of expectations, safety and stress, that many students could identify with.
Results from this anonymous survey will be used to inform the GSS Ad Hoc Committee on Harassment and Discrimination on the development of policies and recommendations to put forth to UBC.
Currently, UBC is focusing on policy changes regarding sexual assault and supervisory excellence. The data collected here will help make concrete arguments of why certain changes could improve graduate student experiences, which in turn will be beneficial to the university as well!
Current UBC graduate students should expect to receive a link to the survey by email. The GSS Harassment and Discrimination Survey is open until November 30, 2017.
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