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.

 

May 5, 2022
Join us in Mental Health Week: May 2-8    
Every year the Canadian Mental Health Association encourages Canadians to focus on mental health – this year, the theme is empathy. Discover resources available for UBC faculty and staff as we focus on mental health this week.

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Celebrating 20 years of Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to reflect on and recognize the many contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage have made and continue to make to Canada. Learn more about the history of Canadians of Asian heritage and how we can fight against anti-Asian racism.

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April 11, 2022
April is Celebrate Diversity Month
April is Celebrate Diversity Month! Your Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee has helped produce a series of VFPO EDI canvas courses that are now available to everyone.

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March 28, 2022
International Transgender Day of Visibility 
International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) occurs every year on March 31st. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people, their contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

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March 21, 2022 Woman raising her hand in the First Nations Longhouse
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The 2022 International Day focuses on the theme Voices For Action Against Racism and aims, in particular, to highlight the importance of strengthening meaningful and safe public participation and representation in all areas of decision-making to prevent and combat racial discrimination.

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