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 25, 2023
Calling on EDI Facilitators
Last year the VPFO EDI committee produced a series of six self-paced courses available on UBC Workplace Learning (WPL). Now, the VPFO Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee is looking for volunteer facilitators to help us drive EDI conversations at the VPFO.

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December 4, 2022
December 6 is The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Led by the Engineering Undergraduate Society and Faculty of Applied Science, the annual 14 Not Forgotten Ceremony is an opportunity for UBC students, faculty and staff to remember the 14 women who lost their lives and stand against violence towards women.

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November 15, 2022
Equity, diversity and inclusion in climate action in Canada
Climate change and its effects are not experienced uniformly. Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), particularly those from lower economic countries, are disproportionately impacted by changing climatic conditions. Ironically, these communities are the least likely to be invited to participate in discussions.

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October 20, 2022
Improving our workplace together
UBC is committed to advancing Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EDI) through our Inclusion Action Plan, and by working together, moving our ideas into actions. Our next step is that each of you take the time to complete the mandatory EDI training courses, and review the resources available on our VPFO website’s EDI section.

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September 13, 2022
Inequities in the post-secondary education system 
Over 1.7 million students in Canada have a student loan; on average, one debtor owes at least $26,075. Student loans have increasingly come to be seen as a diversity, equity and inclusion issue because student debt is disproportionately held by women and people of colour. 

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