Sustained excellence in research, education and engagement depends on the integration of diverse perspectives and approaches. As a public institution, UBC has the responsibility to ensure inclusion across students, faculty, staff and alumni, and through all external interactions. Inclusion is a commitment to access, success and representation of historically underserved, marginalized or excluded populations. Education is an enabler of social development and mobility, and UBC is intent on advancing the inclusion of all those who have been excluded based on gender, race, religion, sexuality, age, physical ability or economic circumstances.

Snapshot: Inclusion

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) opened its doors to the public in spring 2018. The Centre was conceived with two key goals in mind. First, it is a place where former students and survivors, and their families and communities, can access their records and other historical materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and others. It is a place for them to share their experiences and to consider, with others, the consequences and implications of what happened to them. Second, the IRSHDC serves as a source of educational and public information for students at UBC and elsewhere, and for online and in-person visitors. The IRSHDC connects much of UBC’s Indigenous research, learning and engagement, providing a space that promotes inclusion, respect and accountability. 


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