Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)
Prepared by Austin Ashbaugh, Joanne Fung, and Kyla Flanagan
for: Leslie Reid, Natasha Kenny, and Lisa Stowe
The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) provides student-led experiential research opportunities for University of Calgary undergraduate students. PURE is led by staff in the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL), with the support of the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and the Vice-President Research.
During the spring and summer of 2021, the PURE Awards team developed and implemented an EDI Action Plan to identify and understand barriers to participation in PURE for equity-deserving students. Our objectives were to analyze PURE student demographics, consult widely with PURE stakeholders, and generate recommendations to increase the accessibility of the awards program. In this report, we show and discuss our analysis and findings and introduce 23 recommendations for PURE.