UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2023

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2023. This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.  

Three reasons why UBC is selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers this year: 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UBC recently launched a Centre for Workplace Accessibility, which aims to remove barriers, expedite accommodations and minimize the medicalization of disability by identifying resources, supports or workplace adjustments. The university also offers a centralized Workplace Accommodation Fund to cover the cost of all accommodations, which improves confidentiality for faculty with disabilities and relieves departments of financial responsibility for accommodations. 

Read more about Canada’s Best Diversity Employers awards 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? The 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.