Read/Watch/Listen

Welcome to the Faculty of Forestry’s Read/Watch/Listen list for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)! Our team compiled resources for people both within and outside the UBC Faculty of Forestry to engage in self-directed learning related to JEDI issues.

We have hand-picked resources that focus on themes of JEDI in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), academia, or the broader environmental field. Though we believe that this list is a good start, we acknowledge that it is not comprehensive and does not come close to covering every important JEDI-related topic. Fortunately, we have many options to choose from for important and educational JEDI content. As you spend time engaging with the resources, please consider filling out this survey about what you liked, didn’t like, and any ideas you have for improvements. We are committed to reviewing feedback and updating the list at the beginning of each new semester, or as soon as possible if there is an urgent issue.

Lastly, please remember that these resources could be difficult to engage with if you are a person with lived experience connected to the topics. The Faculty of Forestry and UBC have supports available for students, staff, and Faculty members that feel triggered by the content listed here. For resources specific to Indigenous members of the Faculty of Forestry, please see the UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies Wellness Resources page.

Note for Forestry Faculty: Engaging with the resources on this list can be included in your annual EDI report.

Short Reads

  1. When white women practise the politics of polite, the violence of nice (WOC & Allies, 2019) #ChallengingWhiteSupremacy #WhiteFragility #Allyship #Blog
  2. Ten Books to Contextualize Environmental Racism (NiCHE Administrators, 2020) #BookList #EnvironmentalRacism #Blog
  3. The Challenges of Fieldwork for LGBTQ+ Geoscientists (Olcott & Downen, 2020) #Fieldwork #LGBTQ+ #NewsArticle
  4. Ten Steps to Protect BIPOC Scholars in the Field (Anadu, Ali & Jackson, 2020) #Fieldwork #BIPOC #Research #NewsArticle
  5. 10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion (Mickey, Kanelee & Misra, 2020) #AddressingBias #CampusClimate #Mentoring #Blog
  6. On the Whiteness of Academia (Daswani, 2020) #Representation #AcademiaDiversity #WhiteFragility #Racism #Blog #Essay
  7. Firsting in Research (Liboiron, 2021) #WaysOfKnowing #Colonialism #DiverseKnowledgeHolders #Blog

Medium Reads

  1. You are welcome here: A practical guide to diversity, equity, and inclusion for undergraduates embarking on an ecological research experience (McGill et al, 2021) #Ecology #Undergraduates #Research #IntroToEDI #Article
  2. Informing First Nations Stewardship with Applied Research: Key questions to inform an equitably beneficial and engaged research process (Kitasii/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority, 2021) #IndigenousResearch #Stewardship #EquitableRelationships #Report
  3. Attracting Diverse Students to Field Experience Requires Adequate Pay, Flexibility, and Inclusion (Jensen et al, 2021) #Fieldwork #Undergraduates #DiverseWorkforce #EnvironmentNaturalResources #Article
  4. “We Are All for Diversity, but . . .”: How Faculty Hiring Committees Reproduce Whiteness and Practical Suggestions for How They Can Change (Sensoy & DiAngelo, 2017) #EquitableHiring #Faculty #RacialDiversity #Article
  5. Ten simple rules for building an anti-racist lab (Chaudhary & Asefaw Berhe, 2020) #LabCulture #AntiRacism #STEM #InclusivePolicies #WorkplaceConduct #Article
  6. How Gender and Race Stereotypes Impact the Advancement of Scholars in STEM: Professors’ Biased Evaluations of Physics and Biology Post-Doctoral Candidates (Eaton et al, 2019) #STEM #PostDocs #GenderRaceBias #CandidateSelection #Article
  7. Systemic inequalities for LGBTQ professionals in STEM (Cech & Waidzunas, 2021) #STEM #GenderDiversity #SexualityDiversity #LGBTQInequality #Article
  8. Underrepresented faculty play a disproportionate role in advancing diversity and inclusion (Jimenez, 2019) #STEM #Ecology #DisproportionateEDILabour #BurdenOfURM #Article
  9. First Nations data sovereignty in Canada (The First Nations Information Governance Centre, 2019) #IndigenousDataSovereignty #EquitableResearch #Article
  10. Students of color speak on racial equity in environmental sustainability (Schusler et al, 2021) #RacialEquity #EnvironmentalField #Underrepresentation #Article
  11. A Review of Themes and Promising Practises in STEM-based Work in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Zuleman, Welsh & Campbell, 2020)  #STEM #LitReview #GoodPractise

Long Reads

  1. Braiding Sweetgrass (Kimmerer, 2015) #IndigenousKnowledge #Stewardship #Ecology #WaysOfKnowing #Nonfiction #Book
  2. Black Faces, White Spaces (Finney, 2014) #EnvironmentalRacism #BlackEnvironmentalists #ProtectedAreaHistory #Nonfiction #Book
  3. Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory (Ray & Sibara, 2017) #Ableism #BuiltEnvironment #ToxicEnvironments #EnvironmentalJustice #Textbook
  4. Reconsidering Reparations (Táíwò, 2022) #BlackSlavery #Race #ClimateChange #ClimateJustice #Nonfiction #Book
  1. Invasion (Unist’ot’en, 2019) #IndigenousLand #Resistance #Wet’suwet’en #Reconciliation #Pipeline #Documentary #20Min
  2. Virtual Lunch in the Forest (Milla-Moreno, 2022) #FacultyofForestry #DiversePerspectives #UBC #Webinars #60MinEpisodes
  3. Field Stories Podcast (Fieldwork Initiative, 2020) #FieldSafety #HarassmentInTheField #DiverseFieldResearch #Interviews #Podcast #WatchOrListen #60MinEpisodes
  4. There’s Something in the Water (Daniel & Page, 2019) #EnvironmentalRacism #NovaScotia #Documentary #75Min
  5. Picture a Scientist (Cheney, Shattuck & Pottle, 2020) #STEM #Sexism #SexualHarassment #Bias #Documentary #110Min
  1. The Heartwood Podcast (Easley, 2022) #ForestryRepresentation #EnvironmentalField #Interviews #Podcast #30MinEpisodes
  2. Tuning into the Forest (Milla-Moreno, 2022) #FacultyofForestry #DiversePerspectives #UBC #Interviews #Podcast #50MinEpisodes
  3. Secret Life of Canada (Bowen & Johnson, 2022) #CanadianHistory #DiversePerspectives #UnheardStories #NaturalHistory #50MinEpisodes
  4. Breaking the Green Ceilings Podcast (Mulki, 2021) #Representation #Interviews #UnheardCommunities #DiverseEnvironmentalists #Podcast #60MinEpisodes
  5. Good Fire (Cardinal Christianson & Kristoff, 2022) #IndigenousFireStewardship #LandStewardship #CultureRevitalization #Podcast #60MinEpisodes

This list is compiled and maintained by the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) team of the Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of the Faculty of Forestry. We thank the JEDI Team’s Administrative Coordinator and Special Projects Lead Georgina Preston for compiling the initial list. Questions about the list or JEDI activities in the Faculty of Forestry can be addressed to the Associate Dean, Dr. Hisham Zerriffi.