Leadership Team

Dharshi Lacey

Dharshi Lacey

Director, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism

Campus: UBC Okanagan
Team: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism

Dharshi comes to this role with 20+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She brings a deep commitment to equity work, striving to shift the work from project work to systems work, challenging people and systems to apply a critical equity lens to their policies, practices, language and mindsets.

Silvia D’Addario, PhD


Campus: UBC Vancouver
Team: Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Building

Silvia has over ten years of progressive experience in leadership roles in the post-secondary sector, holding roles focused on advancing equity, diversity, global citizenship education and community inclusion.

Arun Mohan

Director, Human Rights

Campus: UBC Vancouver
Team: Human Rights

Arun and his team nurture dialogue, education, informal resolution of matters, and referrals for UBC community members regarding their human rights-based discrimination and harassment concerns.

Arig al Shaibah, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

Campus: UBC Vancouver
Team: Leadership

Dr. Arig al Shaibah has broad and deep experiences advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in community and in higher education, where she has worked to action commitments to addressing systemic inequities, promoting intercultural dialogue, and fostering accessible, inclusive, and dignified learning and working spaces where campus community members can thrive.

Elsie Achugbue

Director, Institutional Initiatives

Campus: UBC Vancouver
Team: Leadership, Planning & Evaluation

Elsie is a planner, evaluator, manager, researcher and writer with 20 years of experience promoting equity and empowerment in community and economic development and city and regional planning.