Strategy 4 – Inclusive Excellence

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

UBC Press achieves global accessibility certification

In the 50 years since UBC Press first launched, the publishing landscape has changed immensely. Print books have been joined by audiobooks and e-books as the expected offerings from a modern publisher. E-book technology itself is rapidly evolving. Earlier generations of e-books posed significant barriers to accessibility, limiting how a reader could navigate through the […]

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. Proposals can be submitted by June […]

UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report

UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report

Please visit https://news.ubc.ca/2022/04/22/ubc-releases-anti-racism-and-inclusive-excellence-task-force-report/.

International Women’s Day 2022 in the Faculty of Medicine
Envisioning Equality: Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Envisioning Equality: Faculty and Staff Award Winners

The recipients of Envisioning Equality were announced on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day. The first of its kind, the award has been initiated to recognize and celebrate exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC. Women and gender-diverse teachers and employees at the University of British Columbia have made major contributions to the university […]

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2022

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2022

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2022. This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.  View the full announcement on the Focus on People website to see why UBC was selected for this award. 

New scholarship program supports Black Canadian students at UBC

New scholarship program supports Black Canadian students at UBC

UBC has recently launched the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program, designed to provide both financial and institutional support for Black Canadian students. Students identifying as Black Canadians can apply for a range of one-time and renewable scholarships worth up to $80,000 through the initiative. It also offers programs that seek to foster community among Black students […]

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 […]