Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We welcome diverse perspectives and an equitable, inclusive approach.

Diversity Statement

ONC embraces diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community.

Achieving a comprehensive and profound understanding of the ocean requires diversity of perspectives, and an equitable and inclusive approach. In removing barriers to participation, we collectively advance our knowledge and understanding of the world. Recognizing this, ONC has committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within ocean science and technology.

We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our mission.

Our commitment includes

Promoting the integration of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all ONC initiatives by working to embed EDI considerations into program design at ONC, and into our decision-making, hiring practices, and organizational culture.

Ensuring that diverse perspectives are represented at all levels of our organization by choosing to partner with and hire members of underrepresented groups. This includes our Board of Directors, advisory boards, and staff at all levels.

Creating and fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment by following the shared organizational values that govern our behaviour, both internally and in relationship to our partners.

Supporting equitable access to our facilities, data, and data products.

Using our position as a research facility to continue contributing to equitable Indigenous partnerships for ocean governance including Indigenous-led community-based monitoring, capacity-building for stewards and guardians, and youth engagement initiatives.

Working to increase equitable and inclusive participation in ocean observing and data collection by making data sharing more community-friendly, automated, and scalable. E.g., data portals that operate without high-speed Internet allow access in regions outside urban centres and on mobile devices, while data systems that feature automated data upload facilitate straightforward data collection without specialized equipment.

Territory Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Accessibility Statement

ONC strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its staff and community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our mission.

ONC is committed to the principles of BC’s Accessibility Act. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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