Strategy 4 – Inclusive Excellence

Tackling historical, systemic and intersectional anti-racism with a new local open online course

Tackling historical, systemic and intersectional anti-racism with a new local open online course

The UBC Faculty of Education has launched a new Local Open Online Course (LOOC) titled ‘Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action’. The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of racism’s deep-rooted presence across different spheres of society. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the hegemony of racism through […]

Equity Enhancement Fund – call for proposals

As part of UBC’s commitment to advancing equity and inclusion across its campuses, faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to the Equity Enhancement Fund for projects that are responsive to community needs and advance one or more of the actions outlined in UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan. Faculty and staff are encouraged to […]

2020 Employment Equity Report highlights opportunities for greater diversity of UBC workforce, leadership

2020 Employment Equity Report highlights opportunities for greater diversity of UBC workforce, leadership

Published annually, the Employment Equity Report provides an overview of hiring and employment practices put in place to create and sustain equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Using the self-identification data provided by UBC’s employees through the employment equity survey, the annual employment equity report provides comparable data on workplace […]

IBPOC Connections: Building community, increasing representation at UBC
Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace is a growing priority for many organizations, resulting in a new job category: the EDI practitioner. This emerging field is attracting interest among individuals who are drawn to the work of supporting historically marginalized and under-represented groups. and creating a more equitable and inclusive society. In […]

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, established in 2021, supports initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at our UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Students, faculty, and staff members across both campuses are encouraged to apply for funds in support of anti-racism initiatives, including those that celebrate, elevate, and build greater […]

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

The Equity Enhancement Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at UBC, 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 activities. Promote a respectful environment at UBC through […]

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021. This designation recognizes employers across Canada that are stepping up to the challenge to address systemic inequities that have long existed in Canadian workplaces. Please visit the Focus on People website to learn why UBC has been recognized with this year’s award.

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 J. Ono has reaffirmed UBC’s commitment to inclusion and […]