Strategy 4 – Inclusive Excellence

UBC Sustainability Scholar lays groundwork for City of Vancouver anti-Black racism strategy

UBC Sustainability Scholar lays groundwork for City of Vancouver anti-Black racism strategy

Vancouver aspires to be a safe city in which residents feel secure. The City recently engaged UBC law student Oludolapo Makinde as a Sustainability Scholar to conduct research into anti-Black racism in Vancouver and suggest ways to address it. One of her recommendations – to develop and implement an anti-Black racism strategy – received funding […]

Inclusive Teaching @ UBC: Maximizing success in diverse classrooms

Inclusive Teaching @ UBC: Maximizing success in diverse classrooms

At UBC, inclusion is a commitment to create a welcoming community where those who are historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized are treated equitably, feel respected, and belong. As recent events across North America and on campus have highlighted the pervasiveness of systemic racism, UBC President Santa Ono has reaffirmed UBC’s commitment to inclusion and called […]

Furthering feminism at UBC Okanagan

Furthering feminism at UBC Okanagan

Through advocacy, education and sharing of personal stories, women scholars, students and staff at UBC Okanagan are working to positively change the lived experiences of women in the classroom, workplace and world. UBC Okanagan spoke with a number of community members about their experiences of feminism in society and at UBC. Read the full story […]

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2020

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2020

UBC is one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2020. This designation recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. Some of the reasons that UBC was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers this year: The Residential School History and Dialogue Centre provides former students with access to the […]

Apply to the Equity Enhancement Fund

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion – one of the core themes of Shaping UBC’s Next Century, and in alignment with Strategy 4 (Inclusive Excellence). Preference will be given to initiatives which: Build student, faculty, and staff competencies and understanding related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion through community-engaged […]

Under the microscope: Examining EDI in and out of the lab

Under the microscope: Examining EDI in and out of the lab

Anne Nguyen and Dr. Brent Page were inspired to form UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, following a discriminatory comment in a laboratory setting. The 15-16 person team consists of members from all levels of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences, each passionate about spreading awareness and creating a safe space in the building for people […]

Mathematics Professor Malabika Pramanik

Math program promotes mentorship for underrepresented women and girls

Diversity in Mathematics, a program created and hosted at UBC, is providing mentorship for women, Indigenous youth and recent immigrants interested in STEM-related fields. Founded by Department of Mathematics Professor Malabika Pramanik in 2016, the initiative currently promotes a day camp for high school students along with a national summer school for undergraduate women. “The […]