PHAS Departmental Climate Survey 2020

Survey details

The Equity & Inclusion group in PHAS has put together a general climate survey, intended to give everyone working in our department an opportunity to identify unmet needs and common experiences. We ultimately hope that the results of this survey will help us better coordinate future actions to make everyone in the department feel welcome, included, and safe.


To fill out the survey, please use the following link:
Survey Link


Opening date:    August 28, 2020
Closing data:    September 30, 2020

How is your information protected?

The information you provide in this survey is collected under the authority of section 26(a) and (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Survey data analysis committee

To ensure confidentiality, the raw qualitative data will first be reviewed by the Research and Evaluation Associate from the UBC Equity & Inclusion office to remove any names and other obviously identifying comments. The data will then be analyzed by a small committee of Equity & Inclusion in PHAS members, with representation from grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. All committee members have signed a confidentiality agreement. The results of the survey will only be reported in aggregate, with any potentially identifying information anonymized or removed. The analysis committee consists of the following people:

Research and Evaluation Associate (UBC E&I Office): Tora Oliphant
Grad students: Leesa Fleury and Ryley Hill
Postdocs: Miriam Cabero
Staff members: Theresa Liao and Adele Ruosi
Faculty: Jess McIver

If you have concerns about any of these committee members having access to the raw data, please contact us at as soon as possible so that we can address your concerns and/or remove a committee member.

Confidentiality agreement

Link to the confidentiality agreement: here

Departmental E&I contact list

Link to equity inclusion contacts: here

About this survey:

  • The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.
  • All questions in the survey are entirely optional. You may choose not to answer any question in the survey.
  • Self-identification is voluntary. You may select “prefer not to answer” to any question about demographic information.
  • Information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence by the research team, and data will be anonymized before analysis to protect your identity.
  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the survey, please email
  • To learn about the resources available to address any unresolved issues or concerns you might have, see