The Active Bystander facilitator program provides an opportunity for students to learn about community building, strategies and confidence to respond to discriminatory comments or harassing behaviours. The program not only educates students about diversity, but gives them strategies to be more than a bystander.

Active Bystander Workshop Facilitator Position Description:

The Equity & Inclusion Office and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers are looking for a group of 20 student facilitators to work with student leaders to foster an inclusive community at UBC. They will do this by facilitating Community Building workshops at the Annual Spring Welcome event, where newly hired students leaders learn about their role and how to build community in the coming year. Active Bystander facilitators will empower members of the UBC community to intervene when they witness comments or behavior that targets others on the basis of differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability, age, nationality or any other distinction.

  • Do you care deeply about social justice and equity issues?
  • Do you want to want develop your facilitation skills?
  • Do you want to make UBC a welcoming and inclusive campus?

If you said yes…then we want you!

Become a student facilitator with the Active Bystander program. By co-facilitating the Community Building workshops, you will help other student leaders develop the skills and confidence needed to respond to discrimination. You will increase student awareness and understanding of issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion.

As a student facilitator you will:

  • Participate in 10 hours of professional development, including specific social justice content, presentation, facilitation, and group discussion skills.
  • Work in collaboration with UBC Staff to create an inclusive workshop
  • Facilitate workshops at Spring Welcome on April 1, 2017 (8:30am – 4pm).
  • Become a champion for social change at UBC

Total hours for this commitment: 20 hours between Jan – April 2017.

Previous Requirements: You have completed the Community Building through Understanding and the Community Building through Action workshops (most likely at Spring Welcome 2016)

Please note: Meals and snacks will be provided for all professional development sessions and events.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and meet students with previous experience, join us for a lunch information session on either Tuesday January 17th  from 12:00pm-1:30pm  or Wednesday January 18th from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (Brock Hall).

Please email Rachael Sullivan at if you plan on attending – so we can make sure we order enough lunch! If you are unable to make either of these sessions, you are still welcome to apply. However, we hope to see many of you at these sessions.

Applications will open on January 12th and will be due by midnight on January 23rd . Please stay tuned for more information on accessing the application form.


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