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Count yourself in: Complete the Employment Equity Survey

Count yourself in: Complete the Employment Equity Survey

Count yourself in using the new and updated Employment Equity Survey. It’s quick, confidential and one way you can help build a more inclusive UBC.

Queer Orientation 2021

Queer Orientation 2021

For the sixth year in a row the Equity & Inclusion Office is proud to host Queer Orientation, a series of events and activities to build connections and celebrate UBC Okanagan’s diverse 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021

UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021

IBPOC Connections, Indigenous Strategic Plan, and Equity Enhancement Fund are only some of the reasons UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021.

Equity and inclusion in action: Summer STEM series

Equity and inclusion in action: Summer STEM series

Are you faculty, staff, post-doc or a graduate student leading an EDI initiative in the STEM field? This summer, join our virtual, informal, themed, community-of-practice sessions to help you create action within your unit.

Listen, Change, Do more
Listen, Change, Do more

Listen, Change, Do more

Recent protests and resistance in response to the murder-by-police of George Floyd, of Regis Korchinsky-Paquet, of Breonna Taylor, of Tony McDade, of Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, have forced the broad acknowledgement of historic and currently entrenched anti-Black racism. Universities reflect, produce, and reinforce the same anti-Blackness, and the structures, logics, and cultures uphold whiteness. […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Saturday 21 March is UN International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a timely reminder as xenophobia increases in Western nations. How will you engage?

Rule Out Racism Week

Rule Out Racism Week

UBC Okanagan celebrates the United Nations International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) – find an event or workshop near you!

OUT Week 2020

OUT Week 2020

UBC Okanagan is celebrating OUT Week this March 2nd – 7th, 2020 OUT Week is an annual collaboration between the UBCSUO’s Pride Resource Centre and the Equity & Inclusion Office’s Positive Space Committee. It’s a celebration of gender and sexual diversity at UBC Okanagan with the Pride flag flying in place of the UBC flag for the week. To […]

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

By Gabrielle Bonifacio, Communications Assistant With each coming year, we aspire to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians while also gaining a wider understanding of the parts of history that have been erased. Though it is now well-established that February is Black History Month, BHM was only officially recognized in Canada when the […]