Eid Mubarak!
A message from our AVP Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay wishing you all a Eid Mubarak!

Ramadan Etiquette: A Guide for Non-Muslims
If you're a non-Muslim, you may want to learn more about this month and what you should be mindful of as it takes place.

Can we afford to joke?
How do we find and navigate the line between laughable and inappropriate in our interactions in the UBC community?

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay reflects on the 12th annual IDAHOT.

Preferred name use at UBC
What’s in a name? For most of us, our names are not something that we choose. Our names are often given to us by a family member and aside from nicknames, they are what we hear and are called by many times throughout our lives. Many of us take our names for granted and accept […]

Equity Ambassadors working towards social change at UBC
Reading and writing about history and current social issues can lead to feelings of frustration on top of the daily demands of student life. Noticing the inequalities we face and how we are systematically oppressed can be eye-opening but also overwhelming. For problems so big, how does one even begin to tackle it? If you […]

Changes to UBCcard Preferred Name Use
Effective immediately, the preferred first name of a student can be used on their UBCcard.

UBC Sexual Assault Policy Approved by BoG
The UBC Board of Governors has approved a new policy, known as Policy #131 — Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct.

Examining Whiteness Event Recap
Read an overview, watch the recorded webcast, and get some resources

UBC named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2017
Find out why.

UBC Equity & Inclusion Annual Report 2015/2016
The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office Annual Report 2015/2016 has been released. Read it here.

International Women’s Day 2017
A message from Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion

Examining Whiteness: What’s at stake for Canada?
Watch the webcast replay of the event.

Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Misconduct Policy
Learn how your feedback contributed to the rewritten Policy.

Diversity initiatives take root at UBC Forestry
Learn about the Forestry Diversity team

Reach out for resources
Read President Ono's statements on violence against Muslims and U.S. executive order.

Staffing updates
Read about staffing updates at the Equity & Inclusion Office

Black History Month 2017
Learn about events including film screenings being held this February.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at UBC
Learn more about events at UBC and in the community.

Become an Active Bystander Facilitator
Apply for this great student leadership opportunity by Jan. 23

UBC’s Engagement and Commitment to Student Diversity Initiative
Learn about this exciting initiative.

Apply for the 2017 Equity Enhancement Fund
Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by Feb. 28, 2017.

UBC Track shows #TBirdsRespect
UBC Track & Field and X-Country win the #TBirdsRespect social media photo challenge

Holiday office hours
The office will close from 12pm Dec. 23 and re-opens on Jan. 3, 2017.

UBC Policy now includes protection for gender identity & gender expression
Learn about the updates.

Inclusive Winter Celebrations at UBC
Explore the ways to foster community and inclusion at UBC over the holiday season.

UBC Remembers Dec 6th
Get involved by attending events on Nov 21-30.

Learn about Transgender Day of Remembrance
Attend events at UBC on Nov 21st.

Equity Enhancement Fund recipients meet to exchange ideas
Look out for great projects from fund recipients this year.

Chat to Thrive event at the Nest
Chat with us at the Nest on Nov. 2!

Beyond the Binary @ UBC community consultation sessions
Please provide feedback by Nov. 14.

Consider this when choosing your Hallowe’en Costume
Best wishes for a safe and respectful Hallowe’en.

The UBC Thunderbirds are all about RESPECT
UBC Thunderbirds and the Equity and Inclusion Office team up for #TBirdsRespect" challenge.

Sexual Assault Policy Information Sessions
Register now for the Oct 12 & 13 information sessions

Job posting – Director, Conflict Management
Equity & Inclusion Office is accepting applications for Director, Conflict Management

Inclusive Practices: Our duty to accommodate for religious observance
Resources for faculty and staff.

Orange Shirt Day
Show your support to survivors of residential schools this Friday.

Sexual Assault Policy Update
Find out more about the Sexual Assault Policy development and consultations being held this fall.

Sexual Assault Policy Information Sessions
Two sessions being held in October - register now for Oct 12 or 13.

Welcome back to UBC!
You can help make UBC a place where equity, diversity and respect are valued.

Join the conversation on change room signage at the new UBC Aquatic Centre
Provide input by September 15, 2016

Work learn opportunities in the Equity and Inclusion Office
Apply for Work Learn positions by August 12, 2016

World Breastfeeding Week
Learn more about breastfeeding supports and resources at UBC

Pride Convergence
Informal gathering at UBC for LGBTQ faculty and staff

Eid-al-Fitr Message
Message from the AVP, Equity and Inclusion

Sexual Assault on Trial Event
Read a review about the June 15, 2016 event

A warm welcome to new staff
Meet the new people who have joined the office.

Sexual Assault Policy consultation
Learn how to provide feedback on proposed Policy #131 (Sexual Assault)

National Aboriginal Day – June 21
Pledge to read the Truth and Reconciliation Report before June 21st

Welcome to the new President
A welcome to the new President from Sara-Jane Finlay

Statement by Sara-Jane Finlay on tragic shooting in Orlando
Sara-Jane Finlay's statement regarding the tragic shooting in Orlando

New Sexual Assault Policy for faculty, staff and students
To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan UBC’s first Sexual Assault Policy was presented to the Board of Governors People, Community & International Committee today. The committee received the proposed policy for information and the full Board of Governors will review the policy at its meeting on June 14. The Board is […]

From Tattoo Traditions to Stem Cells
Dancers from the 2nd Annual Nehiyo-paskwa-itsimowin pow-wow event in April 2015. Photo by John Wolf S.

Statement on Komagatu Maru apology
I commend Prime Minister Trudeau for his integrity in offering a long overdue formal apology for the turning away from Vancouver of the Komagata Maru in 1914. It is valuable for us to reflect on the discriminatory laws which allowed incidents such as this to occur in the past, in order to ensure we continue […]

Support for Transgender rights bill
I celebrate today’s announcement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the introduction of legislation to include gender identity and gender expression in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Prime Minister’s announcement was made to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Under the Vice Presidential Strategic Implementation Committee on Equity and […]

U Count at UBC – Participate in the census
Count yourself in by May 27!

Equity & Inclusion Office Relocation
See the contact information for the office

The Complicity and Complexities: Realities of Racism conference in review
Listen to presentations from this recent conference.

Be a part of the UBC Trans and Gender-Variant Community Consultations
Join the UBC Trans and Gender-Variant Working Group

New Director for Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Jude Tate has been appointed as Director for Equity and Inclusion

UBC receives recognition for diversity
Read about why UBC is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Overview for Sexual Assault: Discourse & Dialogue
Overview includes a list of insights and recommendations.

Apply for the 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund
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 […]

Statement re: Release of the Paula Butler Review Executive Summary
Statement includes executive summary of report by Paula Butler

Update to pride rainbow flag burning incident
Update on pride rainbow flag burning incident

Fly Your Flag with Pride
Add the flag to your signature file, print a poster or make your own name badge

UBC response to pride rainbow flag burning incident
Information and resources for students, faculty and staff

Sexual Assault: Discourse & Dialogue 2016
Register for the forum online

Apply for the 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund
Call for proposals is now open

#UBCSAAM Virtual Teach-In
Participate on social media with #UBCSAAM on January 25, 2016

Looking for a student leadership opportunity?
Register by February 9.

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC
Join the conversation and attend an event this January.

Next steps in initiatives related to sexual assault response and prevention
Information on upcoming review

Inclusive celebrations and holidays this winter at UBC
Help support an inclusive & intercultural community in the workplace

Be a part of the UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival
Call out for volunteers and performers - sign up now

Connect with Respect cancelled for Dec 2015
Look out for more workshops in 2016

UBC featured in CBC’s the fifth estate
A message from Martha C. Piper, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

Consider this when choosing your Halloween costume
Best wishes for a safe and respectful Halloween

Race Literacies: A Black Canadian Scholars’ Series
Race Literacies series will have events through Spring 2016

Students needed for Active Witness facilitators
Apply for this opportunity by October 26.

Brock Party brings staff together
Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion speaks to Brock Hall staff on September 24.

Welcome back to UBC
Welcome to the start of another school year at UBC.

Work Learn opportunities
Apply for Work Learn student positions by August 15

Help make UBC a Positive Space this Fall
Sign up for a free Positive Space workshop this fall

One-One-One with Sara-Jane Finlay
Read the interview at

Arts Co-op opening
Deadline for applications is July 31, 2015

Projects to enhance equity at UBC in 2015/16
Nineteen groups from across the UBC Okanagan and Vancouver campuses receive funding

Welcome message from the new AVP, Equity and Inclusion
A message from Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay

Rule Out Racism panel explores academic freedom
Watch the video from the March 20 panel discussion

UBC named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2015
Learn more

Rule Out Racism week 2015
Rule Out Racism week 2015 resources and participant survey

Apply now for the Equity Enhancement Fund
Student deadline extended to April 17. All other applications due March 31!

Sign up for a Positive Space workshop
There is still time to sign up for a Positive Space workshop this term

Apply now for the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund
Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2015

Diversity in the work place
Listen to Alden's interview on BC Almanac March 9, 2015

Rule Out Racism week
You are invited to join the conversation about race and racism at UBC

Wear Pink, Stop Bullying on Feb 25
Join us in supporting Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 25, 2015.

Happy Lunar New Year
Happy Lunar New Year to everyone at UBC!

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund
Funding is available up to $25,000 but proposals welcome for projects small to large.

Diversity and Intercultural Events @ UBC
Visit for the latest diversity and intercultural events at UBC.

AFMC awards Dr. Gurdeep Parhar & Faculty of Medicine
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) awards

Apply now for Equity Enhancement Fund
Call for proposals are now open for the 2015 Equity Enhancement Fund

Intercultural U – Call for Artists
Are you a student artist with a passion for ending discrimination? Join Intercultural U.

2015 Positive Space workshops
Are you looking for an easy to achieve New Year's resolution? Sign up for a Positive Space workshop

Seasons Greetings
Equity and Inclusion Office staff and associates bring seasons greetings to everyone at UBC.

UBC Appoints new Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion
Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay will join UBC in March 2015

Holiday tips to make celebrations more inclusive
Help make your office more festive AND inclusive for the holidays

Transcendental Education
Ahead of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, a look at support for trans students on campus.

Active Witnessing: An Empathetic Approach to Racism
Watch the video from the UBC Thrive Week, Nov 5, 2014.

Remembering December 6, 1989
Events will be held at UBC starting on November 18 - show your support.

Starting a new tradition – Apples for UBC Profs
Showing appreciation - one apple at a time

This Halloween – Think before you dress up
Everyone can do their part to create a respectful environment at UBC.

Tell us how you make UBC a respectful place to work
Enter by Oct 24 to win a UBC tote bag

Bubble tea: creating cultural diversity at UBC one cup at a time
Student club brings Taiwanese tea to campus

The Ubyssey: What I LOVE about being QUEER review
Report by Amy Ryder

An acceptance letter 69 years late
An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies

Staff Welcome Back BBQ 2014
We had a great time interacting with UBC staff members at the Welcome Back BBQ on September 10.

Welcome Back to School
You can help make UBC a respectful and inclusive place to learn, live and work.

What does Intercultural Understanding mean to you?
Uttara Kumar, 19, and Payal Shah, 20, share their experiences

Become a Positive Space Facilitator
Show your support for the Positive Space campaign by becoming a facilitator.

My experience at the Pro-Action Café – UBC Okanagan
Vanessa Oyatsi reports on the recently held Pro-Action Café

Natural Balance: Women and Leadership
Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty, Dr Rachel Kuske is helping make UBC more diverse. Photo credit: Martin Dee.

Equity Enhancement Fund supports 13 projects
2014 Equity Enhancement Fund recipients announced

Renewing our commitment to equity and diversity
Read the University's response to the Task Force

Annual Report 2012-13
The 2012/13 annual report is now online.

The Intercultural Promise – overview video
Watch the 20 minute video with overview of the Intercultural Understanding strategic plan

Equity Enhancement Fund Update
The Equity and Inclusion Office received 26 proposals for this year's fund.

CBC On the Coast: Discrimination at UBC
Alden Habacon, UBC’s Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development

Search for Associate Vice President, Equity & Inclusion
UBC is now welcoming applications for the position.

Rule Out Racism Event – March 25
Rule Out Racism was held for the first time on the Vancouver campus on March 25, 2014.

Working together to prevent bullying & harassment
Learn how you can prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace

Positive Space workshop
Make a difference on campus - become a Positive Space Resource Person

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wear denim on Wednesday January 15

Equity and Inclusion at UBC – Phase II Report
UBC has released Phase 2 of its response to the Implementing Inclusion Report.

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC
Learn how you can get involved

Wear Denim Day
Wear Denim Day takes place on the UBC campus Jan 15, 2014

A message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Read the message from the Acting AVP Equity and Inclusion

Find out about the workshops offered by the Equity and Inclusion Office Educators.

InterculturalU Blog
Alden Habacon, Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, greets staff at the Welcome Back BBQ in September 2013.

Administrative Heads of Unit initiative
Are you a new Administrative Head of Unit? We can help.

Equity recognition for UBC
Dr. Anna Kindler, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic, accepts the Equity Recognition 2013 award.

Consultation meetings – Summer 2013
We met with the UBC community in summer 2013 to get your feedback on the Implementing Inclusion Report.

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