UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2022. This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
Some of the reasons why UBC is selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers this year include:
- Since 2019, UBC hosts IBPOC (Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour) Connections to provide a space for self-identifying staff to have candid conversations, collaborate, and coordinate when appropriate.
- Along with UBC’s longstanding Equity Enhancement Fund, the university recently launched a dedicated Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund to support initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts — an annual allocation of $200,000 will be made available each year and students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to apply for the funds in support of anti-racism initiatives.
- UBC organizes a Through the Lens series of interactive workshops designed to enhance staff, faculty and community members’ understanding of diversity, while offering practical ideas for creating a more equitable and inclusive campus — the series aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, intersectionality, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Read more about Canada’s Best Diversity Employers awards and the selection process at https://www.canadastop100.com/diversity/
Looking for resources or support to help you contribute to making UBC a respectful and inclusive place to work? UBC’s Equity & Inclusion Office offers resources and support to help us create a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of life at UBC.
Learn more about how we’re making UBC an inspiring place to work through Focus on People 2025.