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Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

Deadline extended to July 12! The APWiL Mentoring Program provides international and intercultural opportunities for the empowerment, professional growth and development of aspiring women leaders within the member institutions of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Apply now.

DEBUNK: The Model Minority Myth

WHAT IS THE MODEL MINORITY MYTH? The “model minority” myth commonly refers to East, Southeast and South Asian communities in North America that are considered to be inherently advantageous, intelligent, and hardworking compared to other minority groups.  The term “model minority” was coined in the United States by sociologist William Petersen in 1966 during the civil rights movement. The concept of a model minority creates a false positive and a harmful narrative […]

Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

We are heartbroken to learn of the confirmation of further burial sites of children at former residential schools. These discoveries are horrifying. UBC stands with First Nations seeking the truth about the missing children. For impacted UBC community members, support services are available.

IBPOC Connections: Building Community, Increasing Representation at UBC

IBPOC Connections: Building Community, Increasing Representation at UBC

“It’s the first time in my five to ten years at UBC that I’ve walked into a room where other people look like me. It’s the first time as a racialized person that I’m not being asked for something,” attendees of the IBPOC Connections inaugural luncheon told Dr. Maryam Nabavi, a staff and faculty strategist […]

Funding Programs to Advance Inclusion and Anti-racism

Funding Programs to Advance Inclusion and Anti-racism

UBC is committed to advancing equity and inclusion and to creating environments free from racism. To better respond to community needs and to support community involvement in building a more inclusive UBC, the following two funding streams are being made available to students, staff and faculty at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Activate Inclusion: Equity Enhancement […]

Community Spotlight: Ashika Sharda

Community Spotlight: Ashika Sharda

This International Women’s Day 2021, we decided to connect with inspiring women championing inclusion at UBC to hear their reflections on this day and perspectives on a more equitable and inclusive future. Sociology student in the Faculty of Arts Legal Assistant at Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group   Over the course of this pandemic, many people […]