This year, 14 projects led by faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan received a total of $49,510 in funding from the Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund is designed to support community-led projects that advance UBC’s commitments to inclusion.
This spring funding cycle, the Equity & Inclusion Office received 59 applications to the Equity Enhancement Fund. An evaluation committee assessed each of the applications and awarded funding to 14 projects, or 24 per cent of total number of applications.
At UBC Vancouver, $42,900 was awarded to nine projects, while at UBC Okanagan, $6,610 has been awarded to five projects.
The funded projects aim to advance equity and inclusion across the university including in academic programs, student services, arts and culture, recruitment, program evaluation, athletics and recreation, and health and wellness, and with an aim to enhance the experiences of Indigenous, people of colour, persons with disabilities and queer and trans communities at UBC.
Please visit the Equity & Inclusion Office announcement to learn about the funded projects.
Through Strategy 4: Inclusive Excellence, UBC is committed to cultivating a diverse community that creates and sustains equitable and inclusive campuses.