Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As the regulatory and licensing body for the engineering and geoscience professions, Engineers and Geoscientists BC believes that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and equitably. We are committed to establishing standards of conduct for and addressing issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in professional environments.
As expansive industries, it is important to excite and inspire action towards developing an inclusive culture for current and future generations of engineers and geoscientists, and truly reflect Canada’s diverse society.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC's 2022–2027 Strategic Plan establishes a new vision for the organization, charting a course for the organization to become a modern and progressive regulator. Integral to the plan and vision are equity, diversity, and inclusion, identifying the need to reflect the diversity of the public we serve, having a positive impact on the world through advancing EDI, and committing to continuous education and meaningful action.
To communicate our values and commitment towards EDI, as well as provide a foundation for the development of EDI initiatives and policies for our operations, the following statement was developed and approved by Council in 2021:
Engineers and Geoscientists BC recognizes the importance and value of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within the organization and within the professions of engineering and geoscience as part of its regulatory mandate. In keeping with these principles, Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to supporting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and recognize the lands on which British Columbia were founded.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC acknowledges the need to address systemic issues of inequity and is committed to building an inclusive environment within our organization, across all volunteer groups, and for registrants and registrant firms that promotes equity and diversity within the professions of engineering and geoscience.
To find out more about our EDI initiatives, please contact [email protected].
For more information about terms and concepts pertaining to specific Equity-Seeking persons, please visit UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Glossary of Terms.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Actions
Engineers and Geoscientists BC initiatives for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Truth and Reconciliation
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is advancing five recommendations arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
30 by 30
National initiative, led by Engineers Canada, to increase the number of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030.
Resources and tools to assess diversity and inclusion as well as the many ways to be involved in driving diversity and inclusion in industry.