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.

 

June 2, 2020
Together against Racism and Injustice
Recent anti-Black and anti-Asian violence in communities across North America has focused our attention on the deeply rooted racism in Canada and globally. UBC itself is not immune to racism and injustice.

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March 4, 2020
VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2020
Team members from across the VPFO gathered on February 26 to celebrate Pink Shirt Day 2020, and talk about respect, diversity and inclusion.

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March 2, 2020
Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre wins 2019 North American Copper in Architecture Award
The only winner in Western Canada, UBC's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) features a standing seam copper roof that embodies the Coast Salish’s idea that the chief’s copper represents dignity.

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February 27, 2020
Help UBC create design guidelines for more inclusive washrooms & changing rooms
Last month, Infrastructure Development and Equity & Inclusive office hosted three pop-up open house events to engage with UBC students, faculty, and staff to get a better understanding of the range of experiences and concerns regarding washrooms and changing at UBC.

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February 23, 2020
VPFO Pink Shirt Day 2019/20 Staff Video
To capture the spirit of inclusion, in 2019 we worked with our partners at UBC Studios to create a video that captures some of the excitement. The video was played for all staff at the 2020 event.

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