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 21, 2022
Indigenous People’s Day – June 21 
June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 the National Indigenous Peoples Day – reminders to “recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples”.

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June 6, 2022
Celebrating Pride Month at UBC
June is Pride Month. It's a time when we celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities, while acknowledging the long-standing fight for equality and justice and reflecting on what each of us can do individually, and institutionally, to be inclusive.

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June 2, 2022
Advancing in your EDI Journey with the VPFO
Your VFPO EDI committee has produced a series of self-paced, 45-minute online courses, available on UBC Workplace Learning (WPL). We encourage all VPFO team members to complete these modules by September 30, 2022.

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May 30, 2022
Inclusion, Exclusion, Segregation, and Integration: What are they and how are they different?
Many African-Americans migrated to Tulsa after the Civil War, carrying dreams of new chapters. The Tulsa race massacre took place on the evening of May 31, 1921, killing hundreds of residents, burning more than 1,250 homes, and erasing years of Black success.

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May 16, 2022
Embracing our differences
At the VPFO, we strive to create a diverse, inclusive, safe and vibrant workplace for our teams to thrive and build meaningful connections — and one of the first steps to achieving that is by embracing our differences.

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