IGNITE Book Club

IGNITE Book Club is designed with and for racialized faculty to allow for the exploration and discussion of memoirs written by renowned racialized authors.

Designed to open up space and stimulate dialogue and discussion around race and leadership, IGNITE is one of several key initiatives that recognize and embrace the diversity of our faculty community, and provide an intentional space for racialized faculty to share their experiences.

Join us for a special evening as we create joy and IGNITE change.

Past Events

Join Desmond Cole, author of The Skin We’re In, for an evening of discussion and connection.

Hosted by: Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism and in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

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Join Annahid Dashtgard, author of Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation, for an evening of discussion and connection

Hosted by: Shirin Eshghi, Head of UBC Asian Library

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Join Randy Boyagoda, author of Original Prin, for an evening of discussion and connection

Hosted by: Ian Williams, Assistant Professor at UBC Creative Writing

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Join Tessa McWatt, author of Shame on Me, for an evening of discussion and connection

Hosted by: Annette Henry, David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education in the Faculty of Education at UBC

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Join us for a virtual engagement with Eternity Martis as she discusses her book They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life and Growing Up.

Martis' work provides a clear-eyed, powerful depiction of racism on Canadian campuses, opening up a timely dialogue on what it means to be an IBPOC individual in academia. Hosted by Minelle Mahtani, UBC's senior advisor to the provost on racialized faculty.

Brought to you in partnership between the Ignite Book Club and IBPOC Connections, an initiative supported by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

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