This International Women’s Day 2021, we decided to connect with inspiring women championing inclusion at UBC to hear their reflections on this day and perspectives on a more equitable and inclusive future.
AMS VP Academic and University Affairs
How can we bring about greater gender equality from within a university setting?
In order to bring about systemic change, we need to make leadership opportunities accessible to those who have been historically marginalized.
We really need to re-evaluate the way that we engage with leadership at UBC, and how we uplift historically marginalized voices. In addition to “listen” and “consult”, we need to directly have historically marginalized communities at the decision making tables and co-creating our plans forward for a more just society.
In my experience, I’ve been able to work with so many awesome women and people of colour that have acted as role models to me. I hope that through diverse representation in leadership, we can organize a community that is supportive, just, and representative.