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

March 24, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

Perspectives of Black Scientists, Science and Systemic Racism

Join the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan for the third webinar in a three-part series discussing systemic racism in science.

March 9, 2021  |  5:00 p.m.

The Media’s Failure in Reconciliation and the Importance of Authentic Indigenous Voices in Publishing

2020 was a watershed year for mainstream news media and publishing, with issues of systemic racism in those industries finally coming to the fore. Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice examines the structural issues in those industries that perpetuate racism, and how the formats and practices of mainstream journalism and literature conflict with the oral traditions of Indigenous cultures and the ramifications of this in the context of reconciliation.

March 12, 2021  |  2:30 p.m.

UBC Connects: Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard

Beyond the Police state: a conversation with Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard.

Past Events

Portrait of Claudia Rankine who was a speaker in the Phil Lind Initiative 2020: Thinking While Black series.

The Phil Lind Initiative 2020: Thinking While Black

This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking.

Portrait of Marcus Mosley. Marcus performed as a part of the Black Artistic Expressions in BC event series.

Black Artistic Expressions in BC

A virtual series about joy and resilience, fun and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC.

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.

Engagement Opportunities

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