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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an opportunity to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, and consider what we still must do to remove barriers towards more inclusive spaces.

Commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance

Commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance

On November 20th, we honour those lost to violence, those who live through violence and transphobia, and recognize the need to disrupt the violence and oppression that trans people continue to face.

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.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn more about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

Indigenous, Black, Staff of Colour Welcome Back Get Together

Indigenous, Black, Staff of Colour Welcome Back Get Together

Join UBC Okanagan Equity and Inclusion Office and campus partners for a casual get together for Indigenous, Black and staff of colour. This event strives to build a space for community and social connection, as staff transition back to campus.

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.

Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

We are heartbroken to learn of the confirmation of further burial sites of children at former residential schools. These discoveries are horrifying. UBC stands with First Nations seeking the truth about the missing children. For impacted UBC community members, support services are available.

IBPOC Connections: Building Community, Increasing Representation at UBC

IBPOC Connections: Building Community, Increasing Representation at UBC

“It’s the first time in my five to ten years at UBC that I’ve walked into a room where other people look like me. It’s the first time as a racialized person that I’m not being asked for something,” attendees of the IBPOC Connections inaugural luncheon told Dr. Maryam Nabavi…

Anti-racism Website, Fund Launched

Anti-racism Website, Fund Launched

New anti-racism website provides an overview of and accountability for UBC’s anti-racism efforts and connects the community with resources and updates, including new anti-racism funding available for student, faculty, and staff initiatives.