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 limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities in research.

Dimensions is about creating transformational change in UBC’s research culture by adopting sound EDI-informed analyses, policies and practices that improve the university’s ability to attract and retain qualified researchers and other staff and students, strengthen research outputs, and increase overall excellence in research. It is anticipated that one of the outcomes of the UBC pilot project is the development of more formalized resources and services that will help enable researchers to integrate EDI practices into their work.

Learn more about the UBC Dimensions pilot, and access relevant documents and EDI in research resources, on the UBC Research website.

Participating in the Dimension pilot is one way that UBC is embedding equity, diversity and inclusion principles in our workplace. Learn more about how we’re making UBC an inspiring place to work through Focus on People 2025.