EDI News and Events

Stay up to date on the most recent EDI news from the Faculty of Health and Social Development and UBCO, as well as information on upcoming events, workshops, info sessions and more.

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

September 26, 2022

Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund. The 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund is open! Interested applicants are invited to submit a Notice of Intent. Apply for up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities across British Columbia and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning.  Find more information here.

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2022

Actioning UBC’s commitments to equity and anti-racism: A message from UBC’s new Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion (AVPEI). View the full message here.

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2022

Announcing changes in the Provost and Vice-President, Academic portfolio to support the important work underway on anti-racism and inclusive excellence at UBC Okanagan. Dr. Jannik Haruo Eikenaar has been appointed as the new Associate Provost, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) for a one-year term, effective August 1, 2022. View the full announcement here.

 

 

 

June 13, 2022

Announcing the appointment of Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion: We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arig al Shaibah as the new Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, starting July 1, 2022. In this role, Dr. al Shaibah will work to advance human rights, planning and evaluation, education, and systems change across the university. She will also be exploring ways to provide leadership for accessibility, and in partnership with other units, help implement the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force recommendations, and the university’s implementation of the inclusion action plan. View the full announcement here.

 

 

 

July 11, 2022

In recent years, Sept. 30 has been known as Orange Shirt Day. Founded by Phyllis Webstad in 2013, Orange Shirt Day is a grassroots campaign that grew out of her own experiences and the experiences of other residential school survivors who attended St. Joseph’s Mission near Williams Lake. It is a day to honour and hold up the healing journeys of residential school survivors and their families, to engage in meaningful discussions about the history and legacy of the residential school system. View the full announcement here.

 

 

 

June 29, 2022

The Faculty of Health and Social Development are pleased to announce our newest colleague, Natalia Peñuela Gallo, who will be joining the Faculty of Health and Social Development as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Coordinator on August 1, 2022.

Natalia has a MA in interdisciplinary studies from UBCO, and her thesis was titled Violence against Social Leaders and Human Rights Defenders in the Context of the 2016 Peace Accords in Colombia. She has previously worked as a Spanish Sessional Lecturer at UBCO, and most recently worked with the College of Graduate Studies at UBCO since 2020. Natalia has been highly involved in the UBCO Equity and Inclusion Office’s work and various EDI-related initiatives around UBC and Kelowna, including working with Migrant Agricultural Workers, speaking on panels and guest lecturing on the topics of human rights and intersectionality. She brings abundant experience, education and passion in the field of EDI work and will be an incredible addition to the team. Alongside the EDI Advisor to the Dean, Rishma Chooniedass, Natalia will work on improving EDI-related initiatives and strategic plans in FHSD and the three Schools.

 

June 13, 2022

Announcing the appointment of Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion: We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arig al Shaibah as the new Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, starting July 1, 2022. In this role, Dr. al Shaibah will work to advance human rights, planning and evaluation, education, and systems change across the university. She will also be exploring ways to provide leadership for accessibility, and in partnership with other units, help implement the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force recommendations, and the university’s implementation of the inclusion action plan. View the full announcement here.

 

 

RESPECT is a digital magazine run by students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to promote an immersive dialogue on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The interdisciplinary project is supported by the Equity Enhancement Fund at UBC Okanagan.

Like an acrostic poem, RESPECT stands for Representation and Equity in Systemic Practices to Effect Change Today. The digital space is coordinated and edited by multidisciplinary students.

RESPECT magazine may be your first opportunity to get published. It can also be an alternate way to share, react, collaborate, and inform our community. We want this interdisciplinary and quasi-academic digital publication to be rich with your participation. Click here to view the RESPECT Magazine website.

 

 

UBC students are invited to submit their work for the second issue of the RESPECT magazine. Submit to: respect.magazine@ubc.ca by October 31, 2022. MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

If you are doing work to advance equity and want us to feature it on the FHSD Equity website, please let us know by emailing our EDI coordinator Natalia Peñuela Gallo