Mission, Diversity & Core Values

SOSCIP aims to foster a creative, collaborative and inclusive environment.


Mission

SOSCIP’s mission is to bring together industrial partners and academic researchers and provide them with sophisticated advanced computing technologies and expertise to solve social, technical and business challenges across sectors and drive economic growth.

Our mission is founded on the belief that data science education, training, and research can improve the way Canadians live and work.


SOSCIP’s Core Values

Respect

SOSCIP is committed to nurturing a respectful environment where all ideas, perspectives and approaches are welcome.

Excellence

SOSCIP aspires to deliver excellence in everything we do, and we are committed to promoting research excellence in our collaborative partnerships.

Diversity

SOSCIP values diversity, which helps to strengthen the quality and breadth of research undertaken in the SOSCIP community.

Collaboration

SOSCIP is committed to building data science partnerships between government, academia and industry for a better Canada.

Social Responsibility

SOSCIP believes in acting for the benefit of society at large, from the local to the global, with empathy and with compassion

Integrity

SOSCIP is steadfast in our consistent and uncompromising adherence to acting according to our moral and ethical principles and our values.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity is a resource for excellence, that excellence and innovation occur when everyone is welcome in the research community, and that a commitment to diversity and inclusion helps attract the largest pool of excellent researchers and innovators.

It is, we believe, this excellence from diversity that will be crucial to delivering the outcomes and expertise that will build a strong economy and a better society for all Canadians.

As reflected in our core values—respect, excellence, diversity, collaboration, social responsibility, and integrity—SOSCIP will work to create an inclusive collaborative environment where everyone is treated with respect.

More specifically, this means that we are committed to:

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Creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive innovation environment through our policies, programs, practices, partnerships, and platforms. We welcome applications from all qualified persons, and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups—including women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit), members of visible minority/racialized groups, persons with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2+ communities, and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas—to join our collaborative community

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Recognizing that all individuals have multiple identities and the intersection of those identities should be considered wherever possible, SOSCIP will adopt a multi-faceted and intersectional understanding of inequity, discrimination, and exclusion, and will use this understanding to drive cultural change;

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Creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome, can access opportunities, and can reach their full potential;

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Ensuring that our treatment of differences do not produce direct or indirect forms of discrimination;

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Taking action to reduce/eliminate physical and social barriers to participation in our research and innovation community;

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Attracting, welcoming, and retaining researchers, trainees, staff, and leaders of diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences;

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Being active champions of equity, diversity and inclusion on our campuses, in our partnerships, in our communities, and across Ontario.