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Insights: On Art for Social Change with Nya Lewis Williams

Insights: On Art for Social Change with Nya Lewis Williams

Art and the artist play a critical role in cultivating social justice. We connected with a Vancouver-based writer, artist, and curator Nya Lewis Williams to learn more. Nya provided the following statement: “My name is Nya Lewis Williams, and I am grateful that the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office has asked me to share my […]

Anti-racism Website, Fund Launched

Anti-racism Website, Fund Launched

New anti-racism website provides an overview of and accountability for UBC’s anti-racism efforts and connects the community with resources and updates, including new anti-racism funding available for student, faculty, and staff initiatives.

Have Your Say about Gender Diversity at UBC

Have Your Say about Gender Diversity at UBC

Gender diversity encompasses all the ways in which individuals identify with and express their gender. Complete a survey to share your experiences, challenges, and ideas across several key areas of UBC culture and systems – open until March 15, 2021.

Activating Inclusion Toolkit

Activating Inclusion Toolkit

The Activating Inclusion Toolkit is designed to support units across UBC in incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion into their strategic planning, priority initiatives, and systems and structures more broadly.

Debunk: Myths about History of Black People in B.C

Contrary to the myth that Black population in British Columbia is both quite recent and negligible, there is in fact a rich Black history and presence in B.C. that can be traced back to 1858. The following are a few examples of significant events that helped shaped B.C.’s Black history: 1858: Salt Spring Island Settlement […]

What to Watch, Read and Listen to Learn More about Black History

What to Watch, Read and Listen to Learn More about Black History

This February is Black History Month and we’ve compiled a list of movies, documentaries, books and podcasts to help you engage with and learn about the diversity of Black lives and history in BC and Canada. Explore the selection below, and consider what might you add to your play – or reading – list this […]

Through the Lens

Through the Lens

Back for a second year, Through the Lens workshop series aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, intersectionality, diversity, equity and inclusion. Explore diverse theme and learn how you can help build a more inclusive UBC.