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Call for Applications – Graduate Academic Assistant for Inclusive Teaching Project

The EIO, CTLT and Centre for Accessibility are hiring a Graduate Academic Assistant (GAA) to work part-time in 2020 – 2021 for the project, “Innovative and Inclusive Teaching of UBC Instructors with Disabilities.” The position is open to UBC graduate students enrolled in either a master’s or doctoral programs in any faculty, on both campuses, […]

Beyond the Binary at UBC

By: Gabrielle Bonifacio,  Jesse Grimaldi and Dr. Rachael Sullivan A grassroots, community-led project designed to help educate people on themes of gender identity and inclusion, Beyond the Binary at UBC has been a labour of love for facilitators Jesse Grimaldi and Dr. Rachael Sullivan since 2015. Grimaldi was inspired to start the project shortly after […]

New Task Force to Support Gender Diversity at UBC

A new university-wide task force, comprised of faculty, staff and student members from both campuses, will work to bring a lens of gender diversity to UBC’s systems, policies and practices, and address human rights concerns related to gender identity and gender expression. Following a university-wide call for applications, the newly formed Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender […]

In Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day

In Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 the National Indigenous Peoples Day – reminders to “recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples”. At UBC, we are privileged to be living, working, and learning on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, […]

Activating Solidarity: A Guide to Anti-Racism Work

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder-by-police and the subsequent protests that have arisen in response to centuries of systemic and persistent anti-Black racism, colonialism and white supremacy across the globe, many people have been circulating anti-racist reading lists in an effort to educate themselves and encourage others to do the same.  While these are […]

Revised: Listen, Change, Do More

Revised: Listen, Change, Do More

Our work at the Equity & Inclusion Office is not just a job – it is deeply personal and political. For all of us, the commitment is to dismantle structures of power that allow for anti-Black violence to persist and to mobilize for Black liberation. It is essential for the EIO to listen, to see, to hear, to speak up, to change, to do more, and to do better.

Forging Friendships with the Inclusive Forestry Peer Mentor Team

Forging Friendships with the Inclusive Forestry Peer Mentor Team

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Co-ordinator In the Forestry Science Centre at UBC, students from the Inclusive Forestry Peer Mentor Program (IFPMP) are planting the seeds of community and easing what can sometimes be a thorny transition for new students. The IFPMP was one of last year’s recipients of the Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF), which provides […]