Kara Ellison

Human Rights Advisor

Campus: UBC Okanagan

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Kara provides impartial human rights advice and information to all members of the UBC community.

Prior to joining the EIO, Kara was a litigator in private practice, practicing primarily in the areas of employment, human rights, and labour law. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Victoria, and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University.

Kara’s education and experience has given her a thorough understanding of human rights law and policy. In applying this knowledge to her role with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, Kara strives to bring a balance of compassion, creativity, and practicality to her work. Kara hopes to foster a more equitable and inclusive society by improving access to, and understanding of, legal rights and obligations.



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