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.
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.
This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking.
A virtual series about joy and resilience, fun and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC.
A monthly podcast hosted by UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.
There are a number of opportunities to get involved for faculty, staff and students on both campuses: