EDI Updates

Our work on EDI and VPFO projects supporting UBC’s EDI journey

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.

 

April 19, 2021
How do we foster cultural safety in the workplace?
Like most workplaces, UBC is an institution with hierarchies and power imbalances. While the notion of cultural safety emerged as a response to Indigenous people’s experience with health care inequalities in the 1980s, it also applies to the modern workplace.

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April 12, 2021
How can you be an effective ally?
Everyone in the VPFO plays a key role in building a more open, respectful and inclusive UBC. How can we equip ourselves with the right tools and understanding as an ally to effect real change?

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April 6, 2021
Microaggressions Part 2: How can you respond to microaggressions?
A key part of what makes microaggressions so dangerous is that they can happen so casually and frequently in everyday life. Next time a microaggression occurs, try using this simplified three-step approach.

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March 29, 2021 Man and woman talking in hallway
Microaggressions Part 1: What are they, how are they harmful and what to do if you commit one?
There is nothing “micro” about the impacts of microaggressions. A key part of what makes microaggressions so dangerous is that they happen casually, frequently, and often without any harm intended, in everyday life.  

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March 19, 2021 Woman raising her hand in the First Nations Longhouse
Systemic racism: What it looks like in Canada and how to fight it?  
At UBC, our commitment to building an open environment and a diverse workforce makes us stronger. However, we recognize that even in a diverse institution like ours and in Canada, systemic racism still exists as a challenge for racialized communities and Indigenous peoples.

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