Our Team

Discover the diversity of expertise in the Equity & Inclusion Office and find who best to connect with.

Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

Arig al Shaibah, Ph.D.

Dr. Arig al Shaibah has broad and deep experiences advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in community and in higher education, where she has worked to action commitments to addressing systemic inequities, promoting intercultural dialogue, and fostering accessible, inclusive, and dignified learning and working spaces where campus community members can thrive.

Campus: UBC Vancouver
Email: avp.eio@equity.ubc.ca

Meet the AVP


  • Human Rights

    The Human Rights advising team works collaboratively to uphold and promote the human rights and responsibilities of all UBC community members.

    Meet the Human Rights team

  • Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Building (SPCB)

    The SPCB team works collaboratively with campus partners to provide strategic implementation advice and support to mobilize and sustain the integration of equity, antiracism, and inclusive excellence principles and practices across organizational ecosystems, and build capacity for individual and systems change.

    Meet the SPCB team

  • Institutional Initiatives Planning & Evaluation

    The IIPE team supports efforts that advance equity, diversity and inclusion at the institutional level, including but not limited to the IAP, Employment Equity Plan, CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, and participation in the federal Dimensions pilot program.

    Meet the IIPE team

  • Operations: Administration and Communications

    The Operations team is comprised of Administration and Communications teams that work in collaboration with other EIO teams to ensure the smooth delivery of programs and services designed to advance inclusion across the university.

    Meet the Operations team

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism @ UBCO

    The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism (IDEA) team at UBCO provides faculty and staff with strategic advice and resources to support and grow a respectful culture of inclusion, equity and diversity.

    Meet the IDEA team