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Inclusive Costumes

Inclusive Costumes

  With Halloween fast approaching, costume selection is top of mind for many. Yet, while costume options may be limitless, someone’s culture, race, or identity is not a costume. When your costume trivializes someone’s culture, race, or identity, it reduces these aspects to stereotypes – so be creative and respectful with your costumes! Take a […]

Recap: In Conversation with David Chariandy

Recap: In Conversation with David Chariandy

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant (Work-Learn), UBC Equity & Inclusion Office It was a full house at Sage Bistro on October 3rd, with 150 attendees chatting over coffee, tea and cookies as they eagerly awaited the arrival of celebrated author and professor, Dr. David Chariandy. Dr. Chariandy was the first author featured by the IGNITE […]

September 30th Is Orange Shirt Day

September 30th Is Orange Shirt Day

September 30 is #OrangeShirtDay. Join us in wearing orange as we remember and honour those who have, and continue to be impacted by the residential school system.

Ideas to action: Building a plan for a more inclusive UBC

Ideas to action: Building a plan for a more inclusive UBC

Louise Griep, Engagement Strategist with the Equity & Inclusion Office, shares her experience of facilitating the development of UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan (IAP), and how she hopes the plan will create a more inclusive and equitable environment at UBC. University-wide engagements around the plan will continue over July, August, and September 2019. The refined draft […]

Show Your Support as an Ally

Show Your Support as an Ally

If you don’t identify as a member of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, here’s what you can do to educate yourself, be an ally and help build a more inclusive UBC. What can you do? Respect people’s identity Be mindful of people’s comfort with how public they are with their identity, and how it can affect their […]

Find Your LGBTQ2SIA+ Community at UBC

Find Your LGBTQ2SIA+ Community at UBC

At UBC, we are building an inclusive community welcoming to people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Getting to know your campus as an LGBTQ2SIA+ student may be overwhelming. Here’s some information to get you started. Get Connected Throughout the school year, the Equity & Inclusion Office hosts Get Connected events that foster connections […]

Love is in the Air: Pride installation competition

Love is in the Air: Pride installation competition

Calling all artists! Submit your design idea before July 28 for a pride-themed installation at the UBC Pride event on September 6. Use your imagination to build pride, inclusion and Positive Space at UBC!