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Statement in response to stabbing at Waterloo

Statement in response to the stabbing incident at UWaterloo

Reflecting on the shocking stabbing at UWaterloo, we wish a speedy recovery to the injured professor and students and reaffirm our commitments to safety and inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff and those who work and learn in solidarity with them.

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Envisioning Equality: Recognizing exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC

The Envisioning Equality project harnesses the transformative power of art in public space to highlight and celebrate exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff of the UBC community. Visit Main Mall on the Vancouver campus to see the pole banners celebrating the ten Envisioning Equality honourees.

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day – an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, diversity and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. 

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Remarks: UBC Hot Lunch

The following remarks were delivered by Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion during the UBC Hot Lunch hosted by St. John’s College on May 31, 2023.

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New institutional roadmap to guide implementation of EDI priorities

The StEAR Roadmap for Change is a substantive component of the Framework that includes a detailed set of objectives and strategic actions to be implemented over the next three to five years. 

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Reconciling expression rights and equality rights to advance social equity

As the university sector deepens its commitments to advancing social equity, the capacity to reconcile expression and equality rights is more important than ever to maintain the vitality of the university and its increasingly diversifying community of students, scholars, and staff.

UBC announces membership of inaugural Accessibility Committee

On February 22, 2023, students, faculty and staff were invited to apply to serve on UBC’s inaugural Accessibility Committee. The Committee will provide on-going guidance and advice to the university on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to accessibility to help fulfill UBC’s legislative obligations and commitments to disability equity priorities.  The response to […]

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New action plan focuses on opportunities to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in research at UBC

UBC’s Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research comprises 24 objectives and 43 actions to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in UBC’s research ecosystem.

Celebrating joy and creativity at the 2023 IBPOC Connections Faculty & Staff lunch

Celebrating joy and creativity at the 2023 IBPOC Connections Faculty & Staff lunch

Following two years of virtual meetings, the IBPOC Connections Faculty and Staff Lunch provided a much-welcomed space to rekindle in-person connection and a sense of belonging at UBC. Find opportunities for connection and  “crowd-sourced” lists of IBPOC books, films, podcasts and music ideas generated at the lunch.

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Recognizing leadership of trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary students, faculty and staff

March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility, an intentional opportunity to celebrate and recognize the valuable contributions of trans community members, but also to reflect on how we can all contribute to inclusion. This year, I would like to recognize the following UBC community members for their dedication and leadership: Amidst these individual recognitions, I’d […]