Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Report Launch

Over the last year, UBC has launched a series of initiatives addressing systemic racism within our community, including forming an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force. Since beginning its work in March 2021, the ARIE Task Force has made a series of interim recommendations to address the many forms of systemic racism and to promote inclusive excellence at UBC.

On April 22, the ARIE Task Force released its final report, which delivers 54 recommendations focused on students, faculty, and staff as well as Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour. You are invited to attend the virtual launch.

The event will feature remarks from the Task Force co-chairs and UBC leadership, as well as a panel discussion about the recommendations. This is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the report and its recommendations. The full Task Force report will be made available on April 22 at

April 22, 2022
3:30–5:00 pm PDT
Livestream via Zoom Webinar

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  • Musqueam welcome
  • Okanagan Song performed by Amber Cardenas

Opening remarks

  • Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Lesley Cormack, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan
  • Steven Lewis Point, Chancellor

Task Force and Report Overview

  • Dr. Handel K. Wright and Dr. Shirley Chau, ARIE Task Force Co-Chairs

Panel discussion


  • Dr. Andre Mazawi, Head of Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education


  • Dr. Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students and Co-Executive Lead, Anti-Racism Initiatives
  • Dr. Shirley Chau, Task Force Co-Chair
  • Lerato Chondoma, Blackness Committee Chair
  • Dr. Ryuko Kubota, Faculty Committee Chair
  • Dr. Donna Kurtz, Indigenous Committee Chair
  • Dr. Maryam Nabavi, Staff Committee Chair
  • William Shelling, Student Committee Co-Chair
  • Dr. Dixon Sookraj, People of Colour Committee Chair
  • Dr. Handel K. Wright, Task Force Co-Chair

Closing remarks

  • Dr. Andre Mazawi


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