UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan sets out eight goals and 43 actions that the university will collectively take, to advance our vision of UBC as a leading university globally in implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. The goals and actions are informed by more than 2,500 unique engagements and over 15,000 ideas, opinions and comments that were shared by Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals across both campuses and from our Indigenous community partners.
UBC is the first university in North America to commit to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as well as to take a human rights-based approach to its Indigenous strategic framework.
The ISP seeks to amplify Indigenous voices across campus and was created with input from Indigenous students, faculty and staff, as well as Indigenous community partners. Read the 2020 UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan here.
Indigenous Strategic Plan Celebration: Sept. 14
President Santa Ono will host a virtual event on Monday, Sept. 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Indigenous Strategic Plan at UBC’s Vancouver campus, located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam people. A future celebration will be planned for our Okanagan campus located on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.
The celebration will feature guest speakers including Musqueam Elder Larry Grant, Indigenous leaders and human rights experts as well as a panel discussion with Indigenous staff, student and alumni.
Join President Ono and distinguished guests as we celebrate UBC’s 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan and the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ human rights on Monday, Sept. 14 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Register for the event before Sept. 11.