Explore events that increase awareness and understanding of racial equity, justice and the systemic barriers and experiences faced by marginalized and racialized communities. Learn about allyship and solidarity, and ways that you can support anti-racism efforts toward a more inclusive UBC.

Upcoming Events

Roadmap for Change: Implementing anti-racism commitments at UBC

January 25, 2023

Join students, faculty and staff from across UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver in this virtual forum to recognize the work of the Anti-racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force, learn about key recommendations from the ARIE TF Final Report and find out about next steps for implementation of UBC’s equity and anti-racism commitments.
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Black Student Orientation

August 31 – September 1, 2022
Register by August 24

The purpose of this orientation is to create a space for new undergraduate and graduate Black students at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to start to build community with each other, receive tips for transitioning to UBC, and connect with Black-identifying student groups. Current UBC Black students are welcome to join the session.
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Inclusive Leadership for Managers and Supervisors (with Bakau Consulting)

September 27, 2022

This three-part workshop series, facilitated by Bakau Consulting, is for managers and supervisors at UBC who want to use an anti-oppressive lens to become a more inclusive leader.
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Making Cities Equitable and Inclusive

September 28, 2022

As cities swell with ever-expanding and diverse populations, social and economic problems are accompanying that growth. From urban design to democratizing civic planning, how can cities ensure that all citizens have equitable access to services and a better quality of life, strengthen connections, and develop a sense of belonging?
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Course: Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action

This course will systemically cover and uncover implicit and explicit forms of historic, systemic and institutional racisms and their colonial and intersectional impacts on marginalized peoples and their communities in the past and in contemporary times.

Past Events

Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Report Launch

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.
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The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

UBC convened a two-day virtual event to address the ongoing crisis of escalating anti-Asian racism in Canada.

Portrait of Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

The Blue and Goldcast

A monthly podcast hosted by UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter

On May 13 and 14, the University of British Columbia (UBC) hosted the inaugural Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. The forum included a public symposium, co-hosted by UBC and Simon Fraser University (SFU), on May 14.

Engagement Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities to get involved for faculty, staff and students on both campuses: