News and Stories
June 11, 2019
We made a mistake. On Thursday evening, we were advised by the graduate student who was subjected to anti-Black racism and racial profiling at Congress 2019 that the language used in the statement we issued had made a bad situation worse.
June 5, 2019
Please see our revised statement. The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences received a complaint on June 2 from a student attending Congress 2019, for which UBC is the host venue. The student reported being racially profiled and harassed by another Congress participant. UBC unequivocally opposes and denounces anti-Black racism, racial profiling, harassment and […]
June 4, 2019
A Coast Sailish Two-Spirit Pride banner was recently unveiled at the AMS Nest. The following description was provided by the artist and the Musqueam First Nation: “Mack (xwməθkwəy̓əm) developed the Coast Salish Two Spirit Pride symbol as a visual representation of Coast Salish Two Spirit unity, dignity and respect. The design was created using traditional […]
June 3, 2019
Ten projects led by faculty, staff, and students at UBC Vancouver were awarded funding from the Equity Enhancement Fund. Projects support the activation of UBC’s strategic plan and the university’s commitment to inclusion.
May 31, 2019
The University of British Columbia has reaffirmed its strong commitment to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research by endorsing the Government of Canada’s Dimensions charter.
May 29, 2019
This year, UBC is hosting the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, an annual convergence of over 70 scholarly associations – and there’s no shortage of amazing sessions covering equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) topics. Thanks to our colleagues at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology who compiled the following list of EDI […]
May 7, 2019
Six projects – and a total of 25 faculty members – have been awarded two-years of funding as part of UBC’s new Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program.