Read the statement from UBC’s Provosts and the Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion in response to the increasing backlash against efforts to enhance the human rights, accessibility, inclusion and wellness of sexual orientation and gender identity minoritized peoples. The waves of anti-SOGI protests planned across Canada do not align with UBC’s values. UBC is committed to universal human rights and fundamental freedoms – which are extended to all citizens.
Samaya is an undergraduate student at UBC Okanagan who has been involved with the Equity & Inclusion Office as a student staff member. Learn how Samaya has been involved in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at UBC.
Manish is a graduate student at UBC Okanagan who has been involved with the Equity & Inclusion Office as a volunteer Equity Ambassador and student staff member. Learn how Manish has been involved in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at UBC.
March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility. Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, recognizes trans leadership at UBC Okanagan and reflects on the work ahead to build a more trans inclusive university.
Established in 2020, the Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diversity (T2SGD) Task Force has now concluded its work and published its final report outlining four key recommendations to the university to help provide the university related to gender diversity.
Today we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. While we can and should reflect on our progress advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion to date, this day serves as a call to action for individuals and institutions to continue to work to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination, systemic racism and […]
International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8 to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements, challenge biases, and reflect on and advance efforts towards greater gender equality. Explore stories of achievement, events, and community resources. Read More
UBC is taking steps to establish an Accessibility Committee to support disability inclusion and guide future direction at the university. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to apply to serve on the inaugural Committee. The Committee will be tasked with providing on-going guidance and advice to the university on the identification, removal and prevention of […]
The Black Care Baskets are a Black History Month initiative created in 2021 to support the wellbeing of Black students, faculty and staff. This year, the Equity & Inclusion Office is partnering with UBC’s Black Caucus and the Student Experience Office to bring back the Black Care Baskets for the third year. Students, faculty and […]