Implicit bias, hiring, and retention: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) resource guide

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Implicit bias

Learning about implicit bias

Unconscious bias & challenges to fair assessment
A video lecture by Professor Maydianne Andrade, Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Includes powerpoint slides and further resources.

Unconscious bias training module
An interactive training module available through Canada Research Chairs.

Tools for addressing implicit bias in the workplace

Tools from the VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab, Stanford University
Includes See Bias/Block Bias, for stopping bias in performance assessments.

Bias Interrupters (The Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law)
Three-step "tweaks to basic business systems" including performance evaluations, hiring, meetings, and compensation.

Test your own biases

Project Implicit (Harvard)
Includes an interactive tool for testing your own implicit biases.


"Am I overreacting?" Understanding and Combating Microaggressions (Higher Education Today)
This blog post includes forms and effects of microaggressions, and steps for creating an inclusive climate on campus.

Microaggressions (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)
An infographic showing the prevalence and some types of microaggressions -- along with ways to address them.

Combating bias in hiring and recruitment 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention (Canada Research Chairs)
This toolkit gives an in-depth look at institutional best practices.

Access and Diversity in Committees: Principles of Inclusion (University of Victoria)
A short document with information on respectfully creating diverse committees.

Gendered Language & Stereotype Awareness for Hiring Committees (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)
This infographic breaks down ways gendered language impacts the hiring process.

Mentoring Works (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)
An infographic on the advantages of mentorship and how to foster mentoring relationships in organisations.

Underrepresented & Underpaid: Diversity & Equity Among Canada's Post-Secondary Education Teachers
Analysis and statistics drawn from census data to compare diversity within higher education to the general workforce.