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February is Black History Month
February 2, 2024
February is an opportunity for a focused, intentional and elevated reflection and recognition of Black history and achievement – and the many historical and contemporary contributions of Black Canadians, Black British Columbians and Black students, faculty and staff at UBC. Many events are being held during this month. Check out them from UBC Events. Read More >

Register now for the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion’s second annual symposium
May 31, 2023
Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the Faculty of Medicine and Opportunities for Change Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023Time: 9:30 am–1:30 pm (PST)This event will be held online. With keynote speaker Dr. Terri Aldred, the symposium will feature Derek Thompson, Dr. Bonita Sawatzky, Dr. Brittany Bingham, Dr. Tal Jarus, Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo, Dr. Maria Hubinette, […] Read More >

We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our Confidence
August 31, 2022
This event brings together a panel of Indigenous people who are children of Indian residential school survivors to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and to think about ways to heal, to figure it out, to come to terms with each other, and to give permission to indigenous children and grandchildren to also […] Read More >

Learn more about inclusive recruiting and hiring through the JEDII Stem summer series
July 12, 2022
How can you support equity-deserving groups? Learn how you can integrate more equitable and inclusive practices into your unit’s hiring and recruitment processes through the newly launched JEDII Stem Series. Through this series, explore how you can support equity-deserving groups and shift your unit’s recruitment and hiring practices to support justice, equity, decolonization, Indigenization and […] Read More >

Register now for the REDI Virtual Symposium on May 25, 2022
May 19, 2022
Dear colleagues, This is a reminder to pre-register for the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) inaugural virtual symposium: “Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities and Re-imagining the Future.” Register now > Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Agenda: 8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions 8:45 am – […] Read More >

Learn about UBC’s commitment to fight anti-Black racism as a signatory to the Scarborough Charter
May 10, 2022
Last November, UBC joined over 50 other universities and colleges across Canada and signed the Scarborough Charter – a historic pledge to fight anti-Black racism and promote Black inclusion in higher education. The principles, actions, and commitments outlined in the Charter reflect the signatories’ collective recognition of the realities of anti-Black racism, encapsulate our shared […] Read More >

Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities and Re-imagining the Future
May 4, 2022
Dear colleagues, We are three weeks away from the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) virtual symposium. Register now to join us on Wednesday, May 25 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm to engage in an important dialogue on anti-racism. We are honoured to bring in speakers who will create a space for all participants to […] Read More >

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