This year, UBC has joined Pride at Work Canada, an organization dedicated to helping create a safer, more inclusive workplace that recognizes the skills of 2SLGBTQIA+ people.
By joining Pride at Work Canada, UBC’s employees gain access to programs, benefits, and services designed to support individual and collective learning and strategies for inclusion on the basis of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. UBC staff will have access to educational webinars, workshops, and employee networking and leadership development programming. For UBC this means additional resources to support employees in their efforts to engage with inclusion and to support the implementation of the Inclusion Action Plan, UBC Strategic Plan, and Focus on People Framework.
“Recognizing, valuing, and supporting Two-Spirit, queer, lesbian, gay, trans, bi, and other gender- and sexually-diverse people and their families is at the core of the university’s commitment to make UBC welcoming to all 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and allies”, says Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, Human Resources. “We recognize this important work is ongoing, and our membership with Pride at Work allows for continued conversations about inclusivity and visibility on our campuses and learning sites.”
This membership, alongside other institutional initiatives and programs, aims to support UBC employees in championing inclusion across the university and meeting the growing interest and need to support faculty and staff engagement with equity, diversity and inclusion.
UBC employees interested in accessing Pride at Work Canada programs and events open to Community Partners can register directly on the Pride at Work website (please specify your affiliation with UBC on the registration form).
For any questions about UBC’s participation in Pride at Work Canada, please contact the Equity & Inclusion Office.
UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) is seeking leaders interested in becoming part of an intersectional leadership team for a community-led 2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Group. Join now or nominate someone else.