Building a more inclusive UBC: virtual forum

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On May 7, we invite you to join us for a virtual forum on UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan to hear about ways that UBC is activating inclusion across the university.

This virtual forum is open to students, faculty and staff. It is an opportunity to learn about UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan, hear leadership perspectives, priorities and efforts, and to participate in a live Q&A with our panelists.

About the event

Hosted by President Santa J. Ono and moderated by Dr. Handel Kashope Wright, participants will hear from the following UBC leaders:

  • Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver
  • Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan
  • Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students
  • Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion

Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
Location: Zoom

About UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan

Building Inclusive UBC: An Inclusion Action Plan, presents an opportunity for UBC to continue developing its potential as a ground-breaking institution, creating global influence through its equitable, diverse, and inclusive campuses.

The emerging research is unequivocal: diversity enhances innovation, and inclusive spaces are required to ensure that diverse teams are able to collaborate effectively. As the world becomes more connected, and UBC focuses on contributing to global citizenship and finding solutions to complex issues, this plan supports our continuing progress.

The action plan is designed to advance five goal areas:

  • Recruitment, retention and success
  • Capacity building
  • Systems change
  • Learning, research, and engagement
  • Accountability

To support the activation of inclusion, the following resources are available:

  • Activate Inclusion: Equity Enhancement Fund
  • UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund
  • Activating Inclusion Toolkit

To access the full plan and associated resources, visit

Please join us as we explore next steps in advancing inclusion at UBC and learn how the plan might impact you and your work.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

Sara-Jane Finlay
Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion

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