It’s important to me that I promote an inclusive environment both in and outside of the classroom, both in person and online. I will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.

To promote an inclusive environment, I like to challenge myself by asking, “would I respond differently if this person was a different gender? race? looked a different way?” – this helps me identify my own implicit biases. Despite my efforts, if I ever do discriminate against someone, or make an uncalled for assumption, I welcome being called out on it, and I sincerely apologize and would like to right the mistake.

Vincenzo Coia
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I’m a data scientist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.