Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the VPFO

An initiative lead by the VPFO Human Resources department, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EDI) is a journey that the VPFO portfolio is taking with our partners at Equity and Inclusion, UBC Central Human Resources, and others to transform our work and our practice to improve our workplace.


Lift Each Other Up and celebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 28, 2024.

The VPFO encourages everyone to wear a pink shirt, and join in on Zoom to hear an update on where the VPFO is going with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). This year’s theme is Acts of Courage, with a sub-theme of Brave Spaces – creating spaces where we feel comfortable being uncomfortable.  Learn More.

Download a video meeting background for Pink Shirt Day

Contribute to creating an inclusive work culture at the VPFO

The VPFO EDI Committee would like to hear your suggestions on how we can help promote inclusion, equity and celebration of diversity within your team or within the portfolio at large.

Complete this 5-minute survey to share your thoughts.

What is EDI?

What do we mean when we speak about equity, diversity, and inclusion? The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office has some foundational definitions to help us get grounded.

VPFO EDI Governance

The VPFO has formed an equity, diversity and inclusion committee to identify the best opportunities to continue to build the type of workplace we want.

EDI Resources

UBC is working on EDI initiatives across the campus. Some resources are specific the VPFO, some are broad initiatives setting the direction for the entire university, and some are highly targeted work on a specific topic.

EDI Updates

Check back regularly for updates on our EDI progress and to learn how we’re performing as a portfolio. We will also be posting feature stories to illustrate how EDI at UBC comes to life though our day-to-day work.