Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are key to achieving the best learning, working, and living environments for everyone who is part of UBC.
With this Inclusion Action Plan, UBC can chart a clear course to enable all those who have made and are making efforts toward greater equity, diversity, and inclusion to see where there are opportunities to collaborate, learn from each other, and support greater impact. The groundwork is there in many places across this institution and with this plan we hope to enhance progress on this important work.
Our location on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Syilx Okanagan Nations provides us with guidance and growing relationships to ensure that this Inclusion Action Plan supports the implementation of the Indigenous Strategic Plan across UBC. In addition, the Inclusion Action Plan recognizes that it is also developing in the context of UBC’s Sustainability Strategy, Wellbeing Strategy, and Focus on People 2025 Framework.
While these are related in important ways, their different perspectives provide opportunities for UBC to make progress in a number of areas that are supportive of the UBC experience and UBC’s impact in the world. With the alignment to the strategic plan; the sponsorship of UBC’s leadership; and the tools, processes, and EDI education and research support from the Equity & Inclusion Office, UBC will continue to increase inclusiveness, with all the institutional and individual benefits that that will bring.
Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion