UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office is committed to heightening campus awareness of the University’s discrimination and harassment policies, and issues related to equity and inclusion, human rights and intercultural understanding.
Here are a few ways that the UBC community can become involved and contribute to a respectful and inclusive environment at UBC.
Take an Equity-Themed Workshop
Equity & 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 are typically two to three hours in length and include a mixture of lecture and interactive techniques such as question and answer periods, case studies, and discussion. Presentations are typically two hours in length and 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.
Standard and customized presentations and workshops include:
- Positive Space Campaign
- Roles and Responsibilities for Administrative Heads of Units
- Equity Recruitment and Hiring at UBC
- Inclusion Practices in the Classroom
- Inclusion Practices in the Workplace
- Institutional Racism
- Constructive Conflict
- Healthy Supervisor & Student Relationships
To request training for your unit, please contact the Equity & Inclusion Educators.
Attend a Positive Space Campaign Workshop
The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (transgender, transsexual, trans-identified), two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities and individuals, and to issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. The campaign aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by identifying spaces where sexual and gender diversity is supported and valued.
Positive Space workshops are 3.5 hours long and include conversation about historical and current language (terms); lived-experiential scenarios; and resource person/ally roles.
Seek Advice & Support for Human Rights Conflicts
UBC faculty, staff or students who are experiencing any difficulties related to a human rights conflict at UBC can contact the Equity & Inclusion office at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to receive confidential advice and support. If you are searching for information or support for other concerns, the staff in the Equity & Inclusion office can refer you to the appropriate campus service.