Networks, Clubs, & Committees

The Equity & Inclusion Office is committed to actively supporting and engaging with UBC’s diverse communities.

From student-led groups to staff and faculty initiatives, the following groups empower many historically, systemically and persistently marginalized groups, create safe spaces on campus and amplify the voices of those who have often been excluded from mainstream narratives. The EIO is committed to collaborating with these groups in advocating for representation of underrepresented groups and fostering a strong sense of belonging at UBC.

Together, we can work toward a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming campus for everyone.

Community Networks

The Black Caucus is a forum for Black faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Founded in the aftermath of an incident of anti-Black racism on the UBC campus, the Black Caucus provides a community of support to its members while advancing a discourse on Blackness in Canada, advocating for institutional change and holding UBC accountable to its commitment toward justice, equitable representation, and meaningful inclusion.

IBPOC Connections  strives to enhance the experiences and outcomes of faculty and staff who identify as Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour at UBC. Focused on community, belonging, and engagement, IBPOC Connections creates a space where IBPOC faculty and staff can come together to be in good company, to have candid conversations, and to collaborate and coordinate.

The Disability Affinity Group is a group, a collective, a community of disabled folks working at UBC on both campuses. The group provides support, sharing stories and resources, and taking positive action to improve the lives of past, current and future UBC colleagues (faculty and staff).

The Queer Faculty and Staff Collective provides a space for UBC faculty and staff who identify as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities to come together, make connections and build community.

Student Clubs and Resource Groups

Colour Connected Against Racism is an AMS resource group that works to end racism, and all forms of oppression, discrimination and prejudice.

The Pride Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty.

The UBC Social Justice Centre aims to serve any and all students interested in finding progressive solutions to societal and global injustice.

The Women's Centre is a resource group of the Alma Mater Society at UBC. This student run organization has been the voice for women's needs and issues at UBC for over 40 years.

UBC Black Students Union is a Black centred organisation that hopes to create a safe space to educate, assist, as well as highlight the successes of the Black community at UBC

First Generation Students Union (FGSU) at UBC is an AMS officiated club that is concerned with supporting students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution

For more student clubs and opportunities to find community, explore the AMS CampusBase.

Equity Committees

Central Units
CTLT Equity & Diversity Standing Committee
UBC Library, Diversity and Inclusion Team: Contact co-chairs – Anne Olsen and Shirin Eshghi

Faculty of Arts
Psychology Equity Committee
History Equity Committee
Social Work Equity Committee

Faculty of Applied Science
UBC Planning Student Association
Women in Engineering

Sauder School of Business
Lean-in group: Contact Ani Hosepyan

Faculty of Forestry
UBC Forestry Diversity Crew

Peter A. Allard School of Law
Equity & Diversity Committee 

Faculty of Medicine
Equity Committee 

Faculty of Science
Computer Science Committee on Outreach, Diversity and Equity (CODE): Contact staff liaison Michele Ng (website coming soon)
Equity and Inclusion in Physics and Astronomy

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Network is a space for connection, shared learning, and development for staff, faculty, and students working to advance EDI initiatives at UBC.