The Equity & Inclusion Office works to engage the community on critical societal issues, across a range of topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion – from race and culture, to accessibility, gender equity, intersectionality, and more. Engage with us and explore some of our webcasts and podcasts.
The power of diversity: Better outcomes? Better decisions?
How does inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives can deliver more innovative, more creative, and more inclusive outcomes?
Beyond #MeToo and #IWill: Changing workplace culture
Awareness is important, but how do we move beyond hashtags and words to making substantive changes to the workplace?
Lead, succeed, and inspire: An evening with changemakers
Women, people of colour reflect and share insights on what it takes to lead, succeed, and inspire change.
Examining whiteness: What’s at stake for Canada?
A frank discussion on the realities of racism and critical reflection on white privilege in Canada.
In Conversation with David Chariandy
IGNITE! Book Club presents critically acclaimed author David Chariandy for an evening of discussion and connection.
In Conversation with Desmond Cole
IGNITE! Book Club welcomes Desmond Cole, author of “The Skin We’re In”, to join in conversation with Candis Callison regarding his work.
In Conversation with Annahid Dashtgard
IGNITE! Book Club invited dynamic speaker, published writer and intuitive facilitator, Annahid Dashtgard, to speak with Shirin Eshghi on her memoir, “Breaking the Ocean”.
From Awareness to Action to Innovation: Empowering Leaders Through Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Damon A. Williams shares some of the latest EDI-related research, concepts, and best practices in higher education that all leaders can leverage in their day-to-day lives to help promote a culture of everyday inclusion.
Black Activism in Education and Community: Exposing Anti-Racism in Vancouver
Shelby McPhee is invited to join a panel and share stories on recognizing and addressing anti-Black racism. Co-hosted by UBC Black Caucus; Centre for Culture, Identity and Education; and UBC Equity & Inclusion Office. (Recording in parts 1-5)
Black Activism in Education and Community: Asserting Black Presence in Canada
Dr. OmiSoore Dryden is welcomed to share her insights with a panel at UBC Robson Square by UBC Black Caucus; Centre for Culture, Identity and Education; and UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.
Wet’suwet’en Virtual Teach-In
A panel of UBC experts addresses the historical, legal, and media representation context of land and human rights issues faced by Indigenous and First Nations people. Co-hosted by UBC Long House, UBC Learning Circle, and UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.
Game changers: How are assistive technologies making sport accessible?
Athletes, changemakers, and leaders share personal experiences and discuss ways that sport is being transformed to broaden participation.
How can we make Kelowna a more culturally inclusive community?
What steps do we need to take to make Kelowna more inclusive for a growing multicultural community?
The Power of Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion
Educators share this passion and vision for the transformative power of teaching for a diverse, inclusive and equitable society.
Diversity in Leadership: Why don’t our leaders reflect our workforce?
In executive offices, there remains a noticeable absence of women and minorities in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this imbalance?
Uncivil discourse: What is everyone so angry about?
Is it still possible to express differences of opinions in a respectful and constructive way?