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Respect, Sincerity and Responsibility: Land Acknowledgement at UBC

Respect, Sincerity and Responsibility: Land Acknowledgement at UBC

The University of British Columbia is committed to mending, creating, and sustaining good relationships with Indigenous peoples, in particular the Indigenous people on whose unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands our campuses are situated on. As UBC community members, we are all responsible for engaging thoughtfully, consistently, and humbly in this process. Part of this work […]

New workplace learning ecosystem for faculty and staff

New workplace learning ecosystem for faculty and staff

Today’s learning opportunities come in a variety of forms and styles, with something to suit every learner. At UBC, we encourage faculty and staff to further their professional and personal development by taking part in our learning opportunities. Launched in spring 2020, the Workplace Learning Ecosystem (WPL) is a new central location for faculty and […]

A community of practice for change and transition supports people through change

A community of practice for change and transition supports people through change

  From transformational systems changes to temporary remote work arrangements, our community has faced unprecedented shifts in workplace dynamics this past year. As part of the university’s investment in change management and transition resources, the UBC Change and Transition community of practice was established to support faculty and staff in navigating change effectively. Supported by […]

IBPOC Connections: building community, increasing representation at UBC

IBPOC Connections: building community, increasing representation at UBC

  IBPOC Connections seeks to increase representation and cultivate belonging among staff and faculty who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Colour (IBPOC). Through luncheons, speaker series, and book and coffee clubs, IBPOC staff and faculty are invited to come together and celebrate their multiple and intersecting identities as well as speak candidly about the […]

Dimensions pilot at UBC: Equity, diversity and inclusion in our research community

Dimensions pilot at UBC: Equity, diversity and inclusion in our research community

Endorsing the Government of Canada’s Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Canada charter, UBC is one of 17 Canadian post-secondary institutions participating in a pilot project to help transform and drive change to enable more EDI in research in Canada. The two-year pilot seeks to identify and eliminate systemic obstacles and inequities faced by, but not […]