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Equity & Inclusion Office Response to COVID-19

Equity & Inclusion Office Response to COVID-19

UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office response to COVID-19 and commitment to delivery of services

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Saturday 21 March is UN International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a timely reminder as xenophobia increases in Western nations. How will you engage?

Recognizing resilience and potential during Black History Month

Recognizing resilience and potential during Black History Month

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant During Black History Month, we encourage everyone to celebrate and explore the countless achievements, contributions, and experiences of Black Canadians throughout history. Though understanding Black history should not be limited to any single time frame, this month is a good place to start learning about and from notable figures who […]

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant With each coming year, we aspire to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians while also gaining a wider understanding of the parts of history that have been erased. Though it is now well-established that February is Black History Month, BHM was only officially recognized in Canada when the […]

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 […]