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.

 

September 14, 2021
The relevance of clothing 
This week, we talk about the relevance of clothing and how it relates to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Many workplaces have dress codes, which may be required from a safety and brand compliance perspective.

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September 13, 2021
Getting ready for Canada’s new National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: What is the United Nations Declaration for the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)?
This week, we'll look at the United Nations Declaration for the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how it serves as a significant step towards pursuing reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and Canada.

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September 9, 2021
Voting in Canada 
On September 20, 2021, we go to the polls to elect our next federal government representatives and parties. The right to vote in Canada has evolved over time and for many marginalized groups voting was not a right until the nineteenth century. This week, we talked about the history of voting in Canada and ways to navigate political conversations.

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September 7, 2021
Getting ready for Canada’s new National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: Why are the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action important?
This month, in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the newly introduced National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, the VPFO’s EDI Committee will be sharing a series of blogs to drive awareness of the legacy of residential schools and help us all foster a commitment to reconciliation. In part one, we'll discuss the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

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July 14, 2021
UBC’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: How does racism in the past relate to the present and future?
Author, activist, and historian Wayde Compton reflects on the patterns of racism and how we can disrupt the cycle. 

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