Welcome to our new Human Rights Advisor, Roshni Narain

I am very pleased to share that Roshni Narain has joined the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) as the Human Rights Advisor. Roshni has extensive experience in the fields of human rights and anti-discrimination, sexualized violence and counselling. She arrives to the EIO from the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition where she facilitated the resolution of concerns of discrimination and harassment. Roshni worked as an educator and researcher, she is passionate about social justice and works diligently to support an environment of equity and fairness with a commitment to fostering social change. Using an intersectional framework forged from her considerable experience working on issues of race, gender, sexuality and (dis)ability, Roshni centers a solution-focused approach to enhance positive working environments and relationships.

Working closely with the Director of Dialogue & Conflict Engagement at EIO, and in partnership with a number of colleagues across the institution, Roshni will provide information, support, referrals and resources to members of the UBC community who believe they may have a human-rights based discrimination or harassment concern. She offers a space for confidential conversations that can illuminate options ranging from informal resolution of conflicts to filing a complaint. Her work supports the university’s commitment to meaningful engagement with conflict as a component of creating a respectful and productive work environment at UBC.

Please join me in welcoming Roshni to the Equity & Inclusion Office.

Sara-Jane Finlay
Associate Vice-President
Equity & Inclusion Office