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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Congress 2019

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Congress 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 […]

$101,000 Awarded to Projects Seeking to Enhance Classroom Experiences

$101,000 Awarded to Projects Seeking to Enhance Classroom Experiences

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.

UBC Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019

UBC Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019. These awards recognize Canadian companies that stand out through their efforts to create inclusive and respectful workplaces.

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 […]