UBC is committed to inclusion — that commitment is clearly set out in this Inclusion Action Plan, with actions to help us continue to work toward inclusion for students, staff, and faculty on UBC’s campuses.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts have been underway at UBC for years, and the data shows we are making steady progress — however, our community members are telling us they want to see more change. This Inclusion Action Plan represents an opportunity to create greater impact through clarifying and aligning our efforts together, and building greater shared responsibility across the institution for honouring our collective commitment to inclusion.
Inclusion is key to supporting positive engagement among our students, staff, and faculty — increasing engagement in work and learning that affect UBC’s quality of scholarship and influence in greater society. We recognize that this work can be difficult, and that leadership needs to come from the ground up, the middle out, and the top down to ensure that we are supporting each other in our learning and creating impact across the institution.
We also recognize that the commitment we’re making together requires critically examining progress and lessons learned to ensure that resources we’re investing are based on the best available evidence and contributing to a more inclusive space to work, learn, and live. We look forward to working and learning with you through the next seven years of implementing this plan.
Deborah Buszard Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan
Ainsley Carry, Vice-President Students
Barbara Meens-Thistle Vice-President, Human Resources
Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver