Our Team


Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Finlay supports institution-wide efforts to create a supportive environment for working, learning and living where respect, diversity, opportunity and inclusion are valued. These values are central to social sustainability for all members of the university community.

Planning & Evaluation Strategist

Lucy provides strategic support with primary responsibility for the research, development, implementation and analysis of diversity related to the student experience within the Faculty of Arts.

Director, Dialogue and Conflict Engagement

Aftab builds the social and institutional infrastructure to enable members of the UBC community(s) to work with their conflicts as they naturally and inevitably emerge.

Planning & Evaluation Strategist

Zenia is a Planning & Evaluation Strategist with the Student Diversity Initiative. Her work is focused on student diversity topics within Enrolment Services.

Educational Consultant

In partnership with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Hélène helps develop leading pedagogical strategies, educational modules, and learning tools to support student diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding, with the goal to enhance the experiences of all students in the classroom.

Equity Facilitator

Jenica Frisque is passionate about fostering inclusion at UBC Okanagan through the delivery and facilitation of programs, and conversations that raise awareness of and embed the values of equity, diversity, intercultural understanding and mutual respect in the fabric of the campus and the wider community.

Engagement Strategist

Louise supports and coordinates University-wide engagement efforts related to the updating of UBC’s Employment Equity Plan, the development of the Canada Research Chair Program Equity & Diversity Action Plan, and relevant areas of the EIO and UBC strategic plan.

Project Manager

Maureen provides project management support to Student Diversity Initiative, ensuring projects are advanced on schedule and within project scope.


Maryam’s work supports the strategic development and implementation of initiatives that shape equitable experiences and outcomes of students. She leads the development of the Inclusive Excellence Scholars network, which supports research, teaching, and mentorship for faculty in order to enhance equity and inclusion practices in the classroom and beyond.

Human Rights Advisor

Working closely with the Director of Dialogue & Conflict Engagement at EIO, and in partnership with a number of colleagues across the institution, Roshni provides information, support, referrals and resources to members of the UBC community who believe they may have a human-rights based discrimination or harassment concern.

Drop-in Advising Hours:
Monday, Thursday 11:00AM2:00PM
Communications Manager

Marko is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that engage the campus community in activities of the Equity & Inclusion Office, and help advance and demonstrate UBC’s commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion.

Advisor, Strategic Support Team

Jenna works across the Equity & Inclusion Office and the VP Students’ Office, supporting the Student Diversity Initiative as well as departments such as UBC Wellbeing, Athletics, and Recreation.

Planning and Evaluation Strategist

Charlene works in areas of needs assessments, strategic planning, program and policy development, and monitoring and evaluation efforts in support of evidence-based decision-making.

Executive Assistant

In the Executive Assistant role, Theresa is responsible for providing confidential executive administrative and operation support to the Associate Vice-President (AVP), and works closely with senior members of the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO).

Communications and Engagement Strategist

Working with the team and partners, Kate develops and implements communication plans and strategies connected to the work of the Student Diversity Initiative.

Equity Facilitator

Rachael E. Sullivan delivers educational programming in the areas of gender and sexual diversity, student leadership and Active Bystander interventions.

Equity Facilitator, Race & Cultural Competencies

William provides leadership and capacity-building support in educational programming and strategic initiatives that address institutional access and equity gaps impacting racialized student experiences and diverse student success.

Educational Consultant, Student Diversity Initiative

Hanae leads the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of programs to enhance the UBC teaching and learning community’s capacity in creating inclusive and equitable classroom environments across UBC.

Organizational Diversity Strategist

Tracy’s work supports university partners in identifying strengths, challenges and opportunities for creating a system-wide culture of inclusion at UBC.