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.

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.

Director, Human Rights

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.

Manager, Planning & Evaluation

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

Project Manager

Asmin provides project management support, ensuring projects are advanced on schedule and within project scope.

Project Manager (on leave)

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

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.

Manager, Institutional Planning and Evaluation (on leave)

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.

Administration Manager

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).

Executive Assistant

Zuleka works closely with the AVP and directors of the EIO in order to provide efficient and effective support to areas of their work, both within the office and externally.

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.

Educational Strategist, Student Diversity Initiative

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.

Educational Strategist

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.

Educational Strategist

Working in partnership with UBC Science instructors, Naoko develops, implements, and evaluates inclusive teaching and learning strategies to enhance equity in the Faculty of Science.

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.

Planning & Evaluation Strategist

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.


Maryam supports equity and inclusion organizational change strategies to create systemic change for faculty and staff.

Research and Evaluation Associate

Tora supports the data needs of the EIO, as well as requests for equity, diversity, and inclusion related data from the rest of the university.

Conflict Engagement Specialist

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

Equity Facilitator

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.

Equity Facilitator

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

Equity Facilitator

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

Equity Facilitator

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

Assistant, IAP Development and Research

Emma provides research and other support for strategic planning initiatives with a special focus on the Inclusion Action Plan.

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.