Through the Lens

The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office is thrilled to present Through the Lens, a series of interactive workshops exploring how different identities navigate and experience UBC while offering practical ideas on creating a more inclusive campus.

Connecting you with speakers who are deeply connected to justice and inclusion work through their professional and lived experience, Through the Lens workshop series aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Each workshop provides an opportunity to learn, connect and join a network of allies across campus through story-telling, statistics and other resources.

Upcoming workshops

Led by experienced community leaders, Through the Lens aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Each workshop provides an opportunity to learn, connect and join a network of allies across campus.

Workshop facilitator: Kai Scott

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Led by activist and PhD candidate, Laura Yvonne Bulk, this workshop explores the barriers, challenges and nuances of living with a with a disability in a world designed for non-disabled people. Under Bulk’s creative direction, participants will learn how to implement small changes that make big differences in creating spaces for belonging, and being allies to people with disabilities.

Workshop facilitator: Laura Bulk

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Led by the co-creative directors of media arts collective Love Intersection, David Ng and Jen Sungshine, this workshop focuses on art and activism into relationship, and explores the intersection of queerness with race and other overlapping identities.

Workshop facilitator: Jen Sungshine & David Ng

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Led by diversity and inclusion consultant, activist and writer Cicely Belle Blain, this workshop explores the colonial origins of anti-blackness and its pervasive presence in institutions and workplaces today.

Workshop facilitator: Cicely Blain

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Join Michelle Nahanee for a presentation on Sínulhkay and Ladders at the front lines of decolonization. Get in the game and sharpen your critical analysis of neo-colonial oppression in the workplace through game play and facilitated dialogue.

Workshop facilitator: Michelle Nahanee

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Led by experienced community leaders, Through the Lens aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Each workshop provides an opportunity to learn, connect and join a network of allies across campus.

Workshop facilitator: Adrienne Smith

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Through presentations and interactions with their peers, participants will make new connections and learn how to create and support environments that are inclusive of religion and faith

Workshop facilitator: Shagufta Pasta

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