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 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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September 6, 2022
Labor Day: Honoring Work & Work-Life Balance
As is the case with most holidays, the origins of Labour Day come from the struggles of working people and the demand for fairness. In this week's EDI article, read about the history of Labour Day and the latest career trend of "Quiet Quitting". 

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August 29, 2022
Embracing age diversity in the workplace
Silver-haired, veteran journalist Lisa LaFlamme was recently let go as CTV’s anchor and chief news correspondent amidst accusations of age discrimination. LaFlamme's exit is an example of the sexism and ageism women continue to face at work. 

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August 8, 2022
So, why does sharing gender pronouns in the workplace matter?
At the VPFO, we each play a role in creating an inclusive work environment and helping UBC's community members of all gender identities feel safe and supported. One of the ways we can help is by modeling the correct use of pronouns.

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Celebrating Pride on the 5th floor of TEF 3 with Masa Ishida from the ISC
In celebration of Pride Month in Vancouver, Masa Ishida, Functional Support Analyst from the ISC and the team put together a decoration on the 5th floor of TEF 3.

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