Our Team

Discover the diversity of expertise in the Equity & Inclusion Office and find who best to connect with.

Leadership Team

The following staff comprise the EIO leadership team:


Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

Campus:
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Dr. Arig al Shaibah has broad and deep experiences advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in community and in higher education, where she has worked to action commitments to addressing systemic inequities, promoting intercultural dialogue, and fostering accessible, inclusive, and dignified learning and working spaces where campus community members can thrive.

Director, Institutional Initiatives

Campus:

Elsie provides strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation support for EIO initiatives to enhance utility and accessibility, build capacity, and facilitate collective learning.

Director, Human Rights (Interim)

Campus:

Jay responds to human rights concerns raised by members of the UBC community.

Interim Director, Equity, Partnerships, and Engagement

Campus:

Maï has 13 years of experience as a faculty member in conservation at a small teaching-focused university. Within various leadership roles (eg. Head of Social Sciences) she chaired the first diversity and equity committee, helped develop faculty hiring policies, revised faculty review processes, developed admissions procedures, hired and mentored faculty and taught over 50 student-centered and engaging classes. Her degrees are in Zoology (Oxford) and Geography (UVic) and her post-doc was at UBC in the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries.

UBC Vancouver Staff

The following staff are based at UBC Vancouver:


Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

Campus:
Team:

Dr. Arig al Shaibah has broad and deep experiences advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in community and in higher education, where she has worked to action commitments to addressing systemic inequities, promoting intercultural dialogue, and fostering accessible, inclusive, and dignified learning and working spaces where campus community members can thrive.

Director, Institutional Initiatives

Campus:

Elsie provides strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation support for EIO initiatives to enhance utility and accessibility, build capacity, and facilitate collective learning.

Director, Human Rights (Interim)

Campus:

Jay responds to human rights concerns raised by members of the UBC community.

Interim Director, Equity, Partnerships, and Engagement

Campus:

Maï has 13 years of experience as a faculty member in conservation at a small teaching-focused university. Within various leadership roles (eg. Head of Social Sciences) she chaired the first diversity and equity committee, helped develop faculty hiring policies, revised faculty review processes, developed admissions procedures, hired and mentored faculty and taught over 50 student-centered and engaging classes. Her degrees are in Zoology (Oxford) and Geography (UVic) and her post-doc was at UBC in the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries.

EDI Programs Assistant Work Learn

Campus:

Diana supports the latest Equity & Inclusion Office projects, with a focus on projects that involve the campus community.

Strategist, Institutional Initiatives

Campus:

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.

Human Rights Advisor

Campus:
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Elisabeth provides impartial human rights advice and information to all members of the UBC community.

Strategist, Institutional Initiatives

Campus:

Louise facilitates the implementation of the Canada Research Chair Equity & Diversity Action Plan, and the Inclusion Action Leads Community of Practice, and supports other strategic EDI initiatives.

Educational Strategist

Campus:

Hélène supports system change initiatives related to gender diversity and, in partnership with CTLT, helps promote equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning spaces.

Events and Communications Coordinator

Campus:

Vanessa supports the development, execution, and promotion of events and campaigns of the Equity & Inclusion Office.

Interim Communications Coordinator

Campus:

Miyuki works to support the development and execution of communication initiatives of the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) to support student, staff and faculty diversity towards a more inclusive UBC.

Gender Equity Specialist

Campus:
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Kaitlyn supports system change initiatives related to gender diversity and supports with conflict engagement processes.

Partnership Strategist

Campus:

Greg provides support for the planning and implementation of planning and evaluation projects for the EIO, including analysis to inform strategic direction, programming, and policy decisions.

Project Manager (On Leave)

Campus:

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

Conflict Engagement Specialist

Campus:
Team:

Ashley’s work supports individuals and communities to act upon and within imperfect systems and circumstances towards just sustainable outcomes.

Director, Human Rights (On Leave)

Campus:
Team:

Working 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.

Equity Education Strategist (On Leave)

Campus:

Tasha works with the facilitation team to offer workshops, training, and resources around social justice, and creating welcoming and inclusive spaces on campus.

EDI Programs Assistant Work Learn

Campus:

Marisa is a summer Work Learn student in her fourth-year of a Bachelor of Science degree. She is studying Statistics, Life Sciences, and Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Communications Manager

Campus:

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.

Partnerships Strategist (On Leave)

Campus:

Ajay supports JEDI (Justice, Equity, Decolonization / Diversity, and Inclusion / Indigeneity) work on campus and in our communities.

Administration Manager

Campus:

In the Administration Manager 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).

Equity Education Strategist

Campus:

Rachael develops inclusive educational workshops, helps to facilitate campus-wide engagements, including the Inclusive Washroom Project, Conflict Theatre, and Positive Space: Foundations online course.

Equity Education Strategist

Campus:

Madison aims to foster an equitable and inclusive community at UBC Okanagan through the delivery of programs and initiatives that focus on mutual respect, diversity, and intercultural understanding.

UBC Okanagan Staff

The following staff are based at UBC Okanagan:


Equity Education Strategist

Campus:

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.

Inclusion Project Assistant

Manish coordinates and leads the Equity Ambassadors volunteer program at the UBCO Equity & Inclusion Office, as well as support workshop facilitation & Queer Orientation.