New Director for Equity and Inclusion

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jude Tate as the Director, Equity and Inclusion. This new role in the Equity and Inclusion Office is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives to support the university’s commitment to equity, inclusion and mutual respect.

Dr. Tate brings a wealth of expertise in equity and diversity from her previous roles at UBC including Senior Advisor to the Dean, Faculty of Education, Special Advisor to the Provost, Academic Equity Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the Vice-President, Human Resources. Previously, Jude was the Sexual and Gender Diversity Officer at the University of Toronto, and brings valuable leadership and experience throughout the learning, working and living environments of the university. A recognized expert in the field, Dr. Tate’s research centers on policy and inclusion practices for sexual and gender minorities in university settings.

Dr. Tate will collaborate broadly with faculty, staff, students, and community partners on both campuses as the Equity and Inclusion Office furthers UBC’s commitment to excellence, equity and mutual respect.

Please join me in welcoming Jude to this important role at UBC.

Sara-Jane Finlay
Associate Vice-President
Equity and Inclusion