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.

 

January 18, 2022
Inequality Kills
A recent study called 'Inequality Kills' by Oxfam Charity has revealed that the 10 richest people in the world doubled their income while millions have been pushed into poverty during the global pandemic. In fact, since the pandemic erupted in March of 2020, a new billionaire has been minted every day.

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January 4, 2022
How sports can bring us together
Tis the season when we gather around the big screen, dressed in holiday colours, cheering on our national junior hockey team. Sports is a uniform platform that can bring diverse people together to feel included in a common cause.

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December 14, 2021
Redefining Masculinity  
In 2012, three male psychologists, Dr. William Seymour, Dr Ramel Smith, and Dr. Hector Torres, try to help redefine American masculinity in the wake of violence within the prison population. Despite their very different experiences of boyhood, the three psychologists have at least one thing in common: a mission to redefine American masculinity.

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December 6, 2021
National Day of Remembrance & Action on violence against women 
December 6, 2021, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we have lost to it. It is also a time to take action. 

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November 30, 2021
Extroverts, introverts, ambiverts
Good leaders are often perceived to be extroverts, which may bias decision-making during a recruitment process and may impact inclusivity in the workplace. It's important to first understand what the difference is between an extrovert, introvert, and ambivert.

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