INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & EQUITY COMMITTEE

Duties

The main goal of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Committee is to assist the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) in creating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable membership and to establish an organizational environment that recognizes, encourages, celebrates, and effectively utilizes each individual member’s talents.  

 

Other goals and objectives of the IDE Committee are as follows:

* Build diversity in the Board so that organizational decision making is informed by a wider range of experience and knowledge;

* Incorporate inclusion, diversity, and equity into committee action plans and support all ACWWA committees in doing the same;

* Establish an IDE session at the ACWWA Young Professional Seminar and/or Annual Conference by offering topics about IDE or nontechnical issues that may appeal to a wider audience and encourage participation by new members or attendees; and

* Submit recurring “Diversity Moments” or other IDE Committee features to each magazine publication

· Encourage diversity of visuals (e.g., pictures) in the ACWWA magazine, calendar, website, and other publications.

 

The Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee falls under the ACWWA Chair and is comprised of:

 

ACWWA CHAIR

Jennie Rand, NS

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INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & EQUITY CHAIR

Dallys Serracin, NS

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INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & EQUITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jennie Rand

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Dave Galbraith

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If you have any questions or have any suggestions for the committee please contact any of the committee members.    

Inclusion and Diversity Survey

 

ACWWA and Acadia University are working on a research study. Our project is examining the role that organizations have on commitment to the water industry. This study will help us provide recommendations regarding the recruitment and retention of individuals from varied backgrounds, age groups and populations.

 

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to answer demographic questions and to complete questionnaires. The study will take no more than 20 minutes of your time. The survey is anonymous. The data being collected does not contain any identifying information about you.

 

If you participate in this study, your name will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift card to a bookstore, gas station, or grocery store (winner chooses) once you have completed the survey. It will not be possible to link your survey responses to the name/email used to enter you into the draw.

 

If you choose to participate, please click HERE to proceed to the consent form, followed by the survey.

  

Researchers Involved

Dr. Jennie Rand, Associate Professor (Student Supervisor), Acadia Engineering Department, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dr. Randy Lynn Newman, Professor (Student Supervisor), Acadia Psychology Department, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Havana Hechavarria, Honours Student, Acadia University