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Statement in Response to Attacks in Sri Lanka

Statement in Response to Attacks in Sri Lanka

The devastating attacks on people in churches and at hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka are appalling and, like Christchurch, are an attack on all of us. We condemn these atrocities and stand with our Sri Lankan faculty, staff, and students – and all those affected – as they mourn losses within their extended family and friends.

Statement in Response to the New Zealand Mosques Shootings

Statement in Response to the New Zealand Mosques Shootings

I was horrified last night when I learned of the violent attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. I watched the news in anguish as the reports of people killed in the midst of prayer and reflection continued to rise. The Equity & Inclusion Office condemns these violent attacks and denounces the hateful actions […]

Help Build a More Inclusive UBC

Help Build a More Inclusive UBC

Help shape UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan. Share your voice online or stop by one of our conversation pop-ups across campus. Learn more about how you can get involved and informed, and complete the survey until March 30.

“A Time to Celebrate Those Who Fought to Defend the African Identity”

“A Time to Celebrate Those Who Fought to Defend the African Identity”

February is Black History Month, and as part of honouring this month we asked students who are shaping the future through their involvement and leadership to reflect on this month, its relationship to the past, and its importance for the future. We sat down with Sally Asu, a fourth year student from Cameroon enrolled in the […]

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Every February, Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present, bringing attention to the vital role they have played throughout Canada’s history.

New Dialogue Series to Explore Faith On Campus

New dialogue series at UBC seeks to explore religious identity within the context of the university environment and what we can do to foster a more welcoming campus climate.

Call for Proposals: Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program

Call for Proposals: Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program

Faculty members at UBC’s Vancouver campus are now invited to apply to the Equity & Inclusion Scholar Program. The new program is designed to build capacity for transformative teaching and learning through the integration of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in teaching-related scholarship.

From us to you – Thanks!

From us to you – Thanks!

As we wrap up an amazing year, we reflect on a few highlights and say a big thanks to all! Thank you for your individual leadership, investment, and day-to-day efforts to help make UBC and the world a more inclusive place. We can’t do it without you. Thank you – and happy holidays! Year in […]

Q&A with Alyssa Reyes: Advancing a More Inclusive UBC

Q&A with Alyssa Reyes: Advancing a More Inclusive UBC

We connected with Alyssa Reyes, Intramural Events Coordinator with UBC Recreation – who recently won the President’s Staff Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at UBC – to learn a bit more about how she’s championing diversity and inclusion in her work.

Welcome to UBC!

Welcome to UBC!

Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion, shares a warm welcome to all of the new students who are joining UBC from around the world.