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Wrapping up 2019: Gratitude for this year’s gifts

Wrapping up 2019: Gratitude for this year’s gifts

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant (Work-Learn), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office Before we roar into 2020, let’s take a moment to reflect on this year’s highlights and thank everyone who helped make this year so bright. From everyone at the office: thank you for your support, leadership and dedication to making UBC and wherever you […]

Recap: From awareness to action to innovation with Dr. Damon A. Williams

Recap: From awareness to action to innovation with Dr. Damon A. Williams

By Lilian Odera, Programs Assistant (Work-Learn), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office On November 14, Dr. Damon A. Williams gave his keynote lecture address on empowering leaders through inclusive excellence at Sage Bistro. This lecture was the first in the Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Race and Leadership, hosted by Dr. Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President […]

Anne Nguyen (left) and Dr. Brent Page (right), co-chairs of the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Under the microscope: Examining EDI in and out of the lab

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant (Work-Learn), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office   When people think of labs, they envision white coats, thick-framed goggles and papers fraught with complicated scribbles. It is a place for exploration and experimentation; a site of discovery open to everyone in the business of scientific pursuit. Yet that’s not what PhD […]

EIO student-staff members Nishthaa Lekhi (left) and Will Shelling (right) at the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention in New York City this past November.

Comparing notes at the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC)

By Will Shelling, Policy and Research Assistant (Work-Learn student), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office   Touching down in New York City after about four hours of sleep and sitting in a seat that’s just slightly too small for you is a certain kind of situation one finds themselves in before going to their first academic […]

How UBC Students Are Standing Up For Human Rights

How UBC Students Are Standing Up For Human Rights

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant (Work-Learn), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office Every year on December 10th we observe Human Rights Day to commemorate the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This monumental document states our inalienable rights as human beings regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other […]

Celebrate Human Rights

Celebrate Human Rights

On December 10, we’re proud to celebrate the International Human Rights Day. Explore what you can do to support human rights and learn how UBC’s students are leading efforts to stand up for equality and justice.

Resources and opportunities to help build a more inclusive UBC

Equity & Inclusion Office offers a number of resources and services to help you build more inclusive teams and spaces. Consultation Services  If your unit could benefit from EIO’s expertise in education, facilitation, curriculum change, and planning and evaluation, submit a request for consultation with a member of the team: https://equity3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/resources/consultation-request-form/. Conflict Management and Human […]