To pursue excellence in research, innovation, and student success, we must foster opportunity for a diverse workforce. Put simply, understanding and implementing employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for innovation and excellence.
At UBC, we are committed to equity in employment, with the fundamental principle for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff being individual achievement and merit. Consistent with this principle and our commitments, the university will:
- advance the interests of federally designated groups – Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, and women;
- ensure that fair and equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University;
- and treat equitably all faculty and staff.
The university will identify and eliminate any discriminatory barriers that interfere with employment opportunities in all jobs and at all levels. Both current and prospective faculty and staff will receive equitable treatment in hiring, training, and promotion procedures.
Although sexual and gender minorities are not identified in the Employment Equity Act, UBC recognizes that people with diverse sexual and gender identities may also have experienced discrimination in the above areas.
Employment Equity Policy
Updated in July 2019, UBC’s Employment Equity Policy affirms our commitment to employment equity and identifies four objectives to meet those commitments.
Employment Equity Plan
Updated in 2019, the Employment Equity Plan identifies three institutional objectives and informs our approach to advance employment equity.
Employment Equity Survey
Annual survey enables UBC employees to confidentially self-identify with federally and other designated groups, and helps deepen our understanding of the demographics and diversity of experiences at UBC.
Employment Equity Reports
Annual reports provide an analysis of the workforce demographics across federally and other designated groups, job categories and occupational groups, as well as track progress towards objectives of our Employment Equity Plan.
Related Institutional Plans
UBC’s Strategic Plan
Core Area: People and Places
Strategy 1: Great People
Attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding students, faculty and staff
Inclusion Action Plan
Goal Area: Recruitment, Retention and Success
UBC will actively recruit, support, retain, and advance students, faculty, staff, and leaders from systemically marginalized communities.
Focus on People
Focus on People 2025 identifies four catalyst areas to make UBC an inspiring place to teach, research and work.
Indigenous Strategic Plan
Goal 6: Recruiting Indigenous people
Position UBC as the most accessible large research university globally for Indigenous students, faculty and staff.