Institutional Initiatives

The Equity & Inclusion Office works with a range of university partners on initiatives and projects that seek to advance equity, diversity and inclusion across academic and operational settings.


Explore some of the following efforts led or supported by the Equity & Inclusion Office that seek to build a more inclusive UBC for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research

    Developed as part of UBC’s participation in the federal government’s Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada program, UBC’s Dimensions Action Plan offers a lens on EDI that relates to research-specific programs and support. Implementation and monitoring of the plan is coordinated by the Equity & Inclusion Office.

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  • Student Demographic Data Project

    The Student Demographic Data Project aims to enhance the collection of student demographic data and enable the university to better understand student experiences, support student inclusion and success, and assess progress of equity, diversity and inclusion priorities.

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  • Employment Equity Survey

    Working with the Vice-President, Human Resources portfolio, and the Planning and Institutional Research Office, the Equity & Inclusion Office conducts the annual employment equity survey of the UBC workforce. The survey seeks to to examine patterns and trends in employment across the university and identify barriers to equitable employment.

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  • Inclusion Action Plan

    The Equity & Inclusion Office provides leadership and backbone and coordination support to institutional, faculty and unit-level efforts to implement and operationalize the goals and actions identified in UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan.

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