Workshop Descriptions

Equity and Inclusion Office Educators at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses offer standard and custom workshops for students, staff and faculty, representatives from unions, employee associations, departmental equity committees, and the wider community.

Workshops can range from a quick 15-minute presentation introducing the Equity and Inclusion Office to your staff or students, to a three-hour participatory workshop that includes lecture and interactive techniques such as working through scenarios and small group discussion. Our workshops and presentations cover a variety of human rights and equity-related topics such as discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, diversity, anti-racism, anti-heterosexism, anti-bullying, accommodation under human rights law, and employment and educational equity. In each presentation we provide each participant with a copy of any PowerPoint or presentation notes.

To request training for your unit, please contact the Equity and Inclusion Educators.

Standard and customized presentations and workshops include:

Academic Head of Units (AHU): Roles and Responsibilities

(Duration: flexible, 30- 60 minutes)
In this presentation, our educators provide the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)
  • An overview of the role of the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO)
  • The complaint-process within the EIO
  • Preventative and Investigative tips
  • A discussion of resources available on campus

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Building Respectful and Inclusive Communities (BRIC) for Staff at UBC

(Duration: 3 hours)
In this workshop, our educators facilitate a discussion about the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)
  • The language and tools found in the Building Respectful and Inclusive Communities for Staff (BRIC/FS)
  • Inclusive language and practices, as well as the theory behind these skills, to better respond to students and create a more respectful workplace.
  • Various scenarios, including Peer Active Witnessing and Resourcing Students which compliments the skills and tools students have gained in their version of BRIC training
  • Skills for use in their workplace and/or building respectful and inclusive communities across campus.

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Equity and Inclusion Basics at UBC

(Duration: flexible, 15-90 minutes)
In this presentation, our educators provide the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)
  • An overview of the role of the Equity and Inclusion Office
  • A discussion of scenarios
  • A discussion of resources available on campus

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Hiring Equity at UBC

(Duration: flexible, 30-60 minutes)
In this workshop, our educators provide the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policy (Employment Equity) and related strategic documents.
  • An overview of the role of the Equity and Inclusion Office
  • A discussion of strategies to address employment equity concerns, tailored to the workshop participants

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Intercultural Fluency, Diversity, and International Peoples at UBC

(Duration: 2 hours)
In this workshop, our educators provide the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)
  • A discussion of cultural diversity, intercultural fluency, and communication styles
  • A facilitated discussion of scenarios, tailored to the workshop participants

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Inclusion Practices and Etiquette  in the Classroom or Workplace

(Duration: flexible, 30-60 minutes)
In this workshop, our educators facilitate a discussion about the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)

  • A review of inclusion, theory and practice, in the classroom or workplace
  • A facilitated discussion of scenarios, tailored to the workshop participants
  • A discussion of resources available on campus

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Managing at UBC: Roles and Responsibilities

(Duration: flexible, 30- 60 minutes)
In this presentation, our educators provide the following:

  • A review of the relevant UBC policies and strategic documents (Discrimination and Harassment, Statement of Respectful Environment)

  • An overview of the role of the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO)
  • The complaint-process within the EIO
  • Preventative and Investigative tips
  • A discussion of resources available on campus

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Positive Space Campaign

(Duration: 3.5 hours)
In this three and a half hour workshop, our educators provide the following as a facilitated discussion:

  1. An overview of the Positive Space Campaign
  2. Awareness-raising regarding the LGBTTQI community
  3. The volunteer role of a Positive Space Resource Person
  4. Relevant scenarios

We provide each participant with a manual and a package of relevant resources. For more information visit the Positive Space Campaign website.

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Customized Workshops

Educators of the Equity and Inclusion Office will create a presentation that is responsive to a group’s particular interests/concerns regarding equity and inclusion at UBC. In this case, the facilitating Educator will meet with a faculty, department, or *representatives in the lead-up to the workshop to identify the content and format of the presentation.

In the event that a conversation about a unit’s specific needs related to harassment, discrimination, anti-bullying, and respectful working environments cannot take place, the Educators will present an overview of the Equity and Inclusion office’s foundational information about UBC’s Discrimination & Harassment Policy # 3 and the UBC Statement on Respectful Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff.

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