Welcome back to UBC

Welcome to the start of another school year at UBC.

Whether it’s making new friends or being introduced to ideas and perspectives different than your own, the first year of university can be an time. Apart from the hard work involved in homework and assignments, UBC offers a special opportunity for all students to learn how to foster an inclusive and respectful environment in class and across campus.

Here are some suggestions from the Equity and Inclusion Office on how you can help make UBC a respectful and inclusive place to learn, live and work.

Get Support

If you experience any difficulties related to a human rights conflict you can contact our office to receive confidential advice and support. If you are searching for information or support for other concerns our staff can help refer you to the appropriate campus service. Contact us with your questions at equity@equity.ubc.ca (Vancouver).

Take a workshop

Connect with Respect Conversations
Connect with Respect Conversations are a series of four informative and interactive discussions about how we can all contribute to a respectful environment at UBC. These free, lunchtime sessions, facilitated by Equity and Inclusion Office staff address concerns you may have working or studying at UBC – come prepared to ask questions! Join us for one conversation or for all four. Register now

Positive Space Campaign
The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (transgender, transsexual, trans-identified), two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. Workshops are offered through the Equity and Inclusion Office at UBC Okanagan and Equity and Inclusion Office at UBC Vancouver.

Intercultural Understanding

A series of workshops are available for UBC groups on how we can better acquire intercultural attitudes, skills, and knowledge to communicate with people across a range of cultures. Read more about Intercultural Understanding at UBC.

If you are interested in setting up a workshop for your group please contact Alden Habacon or Joanna Yang, Assistant to the Director, Intercultural Understanding at (604) 827-5914.


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