Do you have a great idea to help make UBC a better campus but no idea how to fund it? The UBC Equity Enhancement Fund can assist.
The Equity Enhancement Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding at UBC. The 2016 call for proposals is now open and applications are due by April 1, 2016. The fund is open to applicants from UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver.
Proposals should demonstrate benefits to the representation or experiences of historically disadvantaged groups within the UBC community. All academic or administrative units are invited to apply for funding.
- Are you a student interested in applying for funding? Attend a student-only proposal writing session on March 2 or 3, 2016. Learn more
In 2015 there were 19 groups who received funding for the fund including 14 from UBC Vancouver and 5 from UBC Okanagan.
The diverse projects underway this year include:
- Race Literacies: A Black Canadian Speakers Series organized by Faculty of Education professors Annette Henry and Handel Wright whose next event features Professors Malinda Smith and David Austin on March 1 at the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
- Improvements are being made to the existing Multi-Faith Space at UBC Okanagan to make it more amenable to student needs. The project is being led by International Programs & Services, Health and Wellness at UBC Okanagan.
- The UBC Okanagan Indigenous Student Association in partnership with UBC and the Alternator Gallery are hosting an Indigenous Art Week aimed at providing an accessible platform for dialogue among audience members of all backgrounds.
Separate funding is available for the Okanagan and Vancouver campus. Preference is given to proposals that demonstrate some matching financial contributions from partners and are for projects that have the potential to be self-sustaining.