UBC’s Commitment to Equity

UBC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Our core values are called out in our strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century. They include a commitment to the principles of academic freedom, internationalization, global citizenship, equity, diversity, inclusion and maintaining a respectful environment, both among students, faculty and staff and in our commitment to educating future leaders. We value and celebrate all members of our community and we stand strongly behind advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, inviting people from around the world to study and work at UBC.

The university, through its strategic commitment to inclusion, is also working to build the capacity of faculty, students and staff through opportunities for dialogue and education so that we all respect the rights and dignities of others, while we exercise our freedom of expression. To learn more about the wide-range of resources and initiatives the institution is moving forward on to advance equity, diversity and inclusion, we encourage you to visit the Equity & Inclusion Office website. 

If you are, or if someone you know is, negatively impacted by a controversial speaker event, UBC has resources available to students, faculty, and staff if support is needed. Support services are available for students at UBC Counselling Services and UBC Health Services and to faculty and staff through the UBC Employee & Family Assistance Program.

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