Funding Programs to Advance Inclusion and Anti-racism

UBC is committed to advancing equity and inclusion and to creating environments free from racism. To better respond to community needs and to support community involvement in building a more inclusive UBC, the following two funding streams are being made available to students, staff and faculty at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Activate Inclusion: Equity Enhancement Fund

The Activate Inclusion: Equity Enhancement Fund provides up to $15,000 in funding (per proposal) for community-based, collaborative projects designed to advance one or more of the actions outlined under the goals of Building Inclusive UBC: An Inclusion Action Plan.

Proposals should build student, faculty, and staff skills and understanding related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion through community-engaged activities while delivering observable and/or measurable benefits to the representation or experiences of historically disadvantaged groups within the UBC community.

Over the last ten years, the Equity Enhancement Fund has supported a vast array of exciting projects from podcasts to videos, resource groups to training programs, and from murals and artshows to dialogues and conferences.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit:

Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund specifically supports initiatives that advance anti-racism efforts and seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. $100,000 at UBCO and $100,000 at UBCV is available.

Funds may be used to host speakers, performances, and/or celebrate hallmark events in order to elevate, and build greater awareness and understanding of anti-racism and diversity at UBC. Applicants should take care that their proposal do not conflate cultural and anti-racism efforts.

For more information and to download an application form visit:


Please encourage those in your faculties, portfolios, units and student communities to generate ideas, create proposals and apply for these by May 31, 2021.

We hope that these funds help spark collaboration and innovation across the university and accelerate efforts to advance the inclusion of those historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized, including Indigenous peoples, racialized people, women, people with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ people.


Thank you,

Ainsley Carry

Vice-President, Student

Ananya Mukherjee Reed

Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan

Sara-Jane Finlay

Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion