Whether you are new to the campus and making new friends, or you are continuing on with your studies, returning to school can be an busy time for many students.
Apart from the hard work involved in homework and assignments, UBC offers many opportunities for students to encounter new ideas and perspectives. As a student there are many ways you can get involved to make UBC a place where equity, diversity and respect are valued.
Here are some suggestions of ways to get involved from the Equity and Inclusion Office. Visit equity.ubc.ca for more information about these programs and good luck with the 2016/17 academic year.
See you at Imagine Day!
The Equity Ambassadors are a social change peer program that promotes awareness of social justice issues and empowers and educates students to engage diversity, respect and inclusion everywhere at UBC.
You are invited to join them at the Imagine Day main event on September 6. Have fun dressing up as a Social Justice Superhero and collect the cool, collectible social justice buttons.
Be an Active Witness
In the Active Witness program students develop knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to act in response to discriminatory comments or situations that target individuals or groups.
Join the Positive Space Campaign
Positive Space is a campus-wide awareness and visibility initiative to make UBC more welcoming to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies in all our working, learning and living environments.
Workshops are offered by throughout the year on the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. Learn more at positivespace.ubc.ca
Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund
The Equity Enhancement Fund supports UBC based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding. The call for proposals opens in January 2017.
The Equity & Inclusion office can provide support to manage conflict related to discrimination and harassment. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604.822.6353 to make an appointment.
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