UBC recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2024

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2024. 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 applies an inclusive lens to its benefits, recently introducing new family-friendly benefits that support all pathways to parenthood (generous coverage for fertility drugs and treatments, subsidies for surrogacy and adoption) as well as an Indigenous leave for ceremonial, cultural and spiritual events (employees who self-identify as Indigenous can request up to two paid days of leave)
  • UBC recently formed an Accessibility Committee and organized accessibility listening sessions with members of the university’s disability affinity group. UBC also established a dedicated Centre for Workplace Accessibility and hired its first accessible buildings planner, who will help develop accessibility design guidelines for new and existing campus buildings
  • 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.

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.