UBC one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2021
UBC is recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2021. This designation recognizes employers across Canada that are stepping up to the challenge to address systemic inequities that have long existed in Canadian workplaces.
Some of the reasons that UBC is selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers this year include:
- UBC hosted its inaugural Black, Indigenous and Person of Colour (IBPOC) Connections lunch in fall 2019, a social gathering to build community and create a space of belonging for BIPOC faculty and staff - additionally, the university launched a Rule Out Racism campaign along with three community dialogues in collaboration with UBC's alumni unit and other campus partners.
- The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre provides former students with access to the records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as well as facilitates understanding of the history and impact of residential schools for the UBC community, and provides context for contemporary relationships – at the time of the application, the university was finalizing a renewed Indigenous Strategic plan, which will further UBC's commitments to enact meaningful and lasting reconciliation.
- UBC maintains an Equity Enhancement Fund to support collaborative student, faculty and staff projects that advance equity and inclusion - the fund was recently used for several projects to enhance UBC's curriculum through the inclusion of the Indigenous way of knowing, knowledge and perspectives.
Read more about Canada's Best Diversity Employers awards at https://www.canadastop100.com/diversity/
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