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Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent.

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Jewish Heritage Month

May is Jewish Heritage Month, an opportunity to recognize, celebrate, and learn more about the heritage of Jewish-Canadians.

2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an intentional opportunity to celebrate and recognize the valuable contributions of trans community members. Explore events, find community and access resources.

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Reflection on the 2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

On Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, we are proud to uplift transgender (trans) and non-binary community members at UBC and celebrate their strength, resilience and joy.

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8 to recognize and celebrate cis and trans women’s achievements, challenge biases, and reflect on and advance efforts towards greater gender equality. Learn more and explore how you can get engaged.

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Celebrating Pink Shirt Day: Promoting acts of courage 

On occasion of the annual Pink Shirt Day, Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, speaks to the importance of courage in exercising leadership and fostering respectful and inclusive environments.

Black History Month

Black History Month 2024

February is Black History Month. While we should celebrate Black history and excellence every day, this is an opportunity for a focused, intentional and elevated reflection and recognition of Black history and achievement – and the many historical and contemporary contributions of Black Canadians, Black British Columbians and Black students, faculty and staff at UBC.

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia provides us with an opportunity honour the survivors and victims and to reaffirm our commitments to addressing Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In 2005, the United Nations designated January 27 as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Get involved and learn more:

International Day of persons with Disabilities is on December 3rd.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities was developed by the United Nations to increase awareness and understanding of the diversities of disability issues and to advocate for the rights of all disabled persons.