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

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November 25, 2021

Community Building Through Engagement (CBE)

During the session, the co-facilitators will use power and privilege principles to guide conversations on systemic barriers and discrimination within academia.
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December 1, 2021  |  10:00 am

Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

In this workshop we will explore complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views.

December 2, 2021  |  10:00 am

Anti-Racist Thought and Activism in History with Devyn Spence Benson

Benson is a historian of antiracist movements across the Americas and the Caribbean at the University of Kentucky. Her research and teaching interests sit at the intersection of Africana Studies and Latin American history. Her focus is on race and revolution in Cuba.

December 3, 2021  |  10:00 am

Unpacking Harmful Phrases and Behaviours

This interactive workshop provides a deep exploration of common phrases and behaviours that can have detrimental impacts on IBPOC learners.

December 8, 2021  |  9:00 am

Collectively Improving Literacy Surrounding Indigeneity, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Reading Groups

This session will provide an overview of three different facilitated reading group models that took place within the Faculty of Science during 2021 to engage faculty, staff, and students in conversations about equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity.

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.

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.

Engagement Opportunities

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