Messages from the AVP
Reconciling expression rights and equality rights to advance social equity
May 24, 2023
As the university sector deepens its commitments to advancing social equity, the capacity to reconcile expression and equality rights is more important than ever to maintain the vitality of the university and its increasingly diversifying community of students, scholars, and staff.
Recognizing leadership of trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary students, faculty and staff
March 30, 2023
March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility, an intentional opportunity to celebrate and recognize the valuable contributions of trans community members, but also to reflect on how we can all contribute to inclusion. This year, I would like to recognize the following UBC community members for their dedication and leadership: Amidst these individual recognitions, I’d […]
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March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racism
March 21, 2023
Read the statement from Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, in recognition of March 21, the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Remarks: Acts of kindness
February 23, 2023
The following remarks were delivered by Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, during the annual event to mark the Anti-Bullying or “Pink Shirt Day” held on February 22, 2023 and organized by the Vice-President, Finance and Operations portfolio.
Remarks: Unifying Perspectives on the Revolution in Iran
December 14, 2022
The following remarks were delivered by Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, on December 13, 2022 at the SFU Goldcorp Center for the Arts as part of a Women, Life, Freedom event. This community-led event was organized in response to the human rights situation and events taking place in Iran.
Remarks: A gathering to support the UBC Iranian community
October 19, 2022
The following remarks were delivered by Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, during a community gathering organized in support of the Iranian community at UBC and held on October 18, 2023.
Centering care and supporting community-led affinity spaces in response to global events: A message from the AVP
October 6, 2022
On September 27, a university statement was posted to express concern for the situation in Iran emerging after the death of Mahsa Amini, and to acknowledge the courage of those standing up for human rights and freedoms. As the situation unfolds, and thousands of change agents and allies continue to gather in Iran, in Canada, and around the world, it is clear that the impacts on the Iranian diaspora and international scholars and learners at UBC will be protracted and profound.
Actioning UBC’s commitments to equity and anti-racism: A message from the AVP
September 23, 2022
As the fall term begins, Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion shares an update to the community on UBC’s progress on its commitments to equity and inclusion.