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International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day

We reflect on International Human Rights Day with UBC Human Rights Advisors Libby Zeleke and Oluwaseun Ajaja, and UBC Inclusion Action Plan Coordinator Okong’o Kinyanjui.

Human Rights Day: Get to Know UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan Coordinator

For International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Okong’o Kinyanjui, Inclusion Action Plan (IAP) Coordinator at UBC Vancouver reflects on his trajectory, equity and equality. Can you talk a bit about the work you do? My role as the IAP Coordinator is to support Action Planning Teams (APTs) with administrative and communication support. This includes scheduling […]

Human Rights Day: Get to Know UBC’s Anti-Racism Human Rights Advisor

For international Human Rights Day on December 10th, Oluwaseun Ajaja explains his role at UBC and shares his favourite resources.  Can you talk a little bit about the work that you do? I sit within the human rights team at the Equity & Inclusion Office. We hold space, provide support for, and advise UBC community members on issues of discrimination, harassment, and other human rights […]

Human Rights Day: Get to Know UBC Okanagan’s Human Rights Advisor

For International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Libby Zeleke explains her role at UBC, reflects on the UN’s theme of equality and shares her favourite resources. Can you talk a little bit about your role? In my role, as a member of the Equity & Inclusion Office, I fulfill a dual mandate under the UBC Discrimination Policy […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an opportunity to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, and consider what we still must do to remove barriers towards more inclusive spaces.

On November 20th, commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance.

Commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance

On November 20th, we honour those lost to violence, those who live through violence and transphobia, and recognize the need to disrupt the violence and oppression that trans people continue to face.

Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance

Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance

  In Canada, on November 20th, we mark Trans Day of Remembrance. We know that trans people at UBC and in our broader communities continue to face stigma, discrimination, and violence. Each year, the list of those murdered in acts of transphobia continues to grow. While a single day is not enough to counteract the […]