UBC Undergraduate Research

The Relationship Between Students’ Levels of Inclusiveness on Various Floors of the CIRS Building Hanley, Carlotta; Nikolic, Mina; Rajamachvili, Anna; Ryan, Kathryn


In our present study, we investigated whether students’ being on various floors of the CIRS building affected their feelings of inclusiveness and belongingness. We administered a ten-question survey to 66 participants on the first, second and third floors of the CIRS building that asked about their time spent the building and their levels of inclusiveness and belongingness. Our results found that students on the second floor felt greater levels of belonging than students on the first and third floors. The results also found that students on the third floor felt more welcome than students on the first and second floors. Lastly, we found that students on the first floor had the greatest feelings of inclusiveness in the UBC community in comparison to students on the second and third floors. Our study suffered from certain limitations such as small sample size and time constraint that students may have experienced to complete the survey. Future research should conduct qualitative studies in order to determine reasoning behind students reported levels of inclusiveness and belonging. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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