The Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force convened for an intense period of work in April 2021. Its six committees representing Work and Study constituencies and Equity Deserving Racialized Groups has put forward 54 recommendations which are currently under review by the relevant stakeholder groups. The Task Force was created as part of the response to UBC’s commitment to build a more inclusive university community. The work of the Task Force was supported by the Office of the President and the Co-Executive Leads for Anti-Racism.

In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care

This report is intended to explore the prejudice and discrimination experienced by Indigenous people in the health care system and to make recommendations that will help eliminate Indigenousspecific racism and create substantive equity in health care experiences, services and outcomes.

Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) and Implementation Toolkit

The Indigenous Strategic Plan sets out a series of eight goals and 43 actions the university will collectively take in order to advance our vision of becoming a leading university globally in the implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. To help guide the implementation of the ISP, the Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives has developed a set of tools which units can use to help situate themselves in relation to Indigenous engagement and to start aligning their work with the Plan.

The Scarborough Charter

The principles, actions and commitments outlined in the Scarborough Charter reflect our collective recognition of the realities of anti-Black racism, encapsulate our shared aspirations to address them, and provide a concrete framework for delivering on our promise.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The report details 94 “calls to action” (or recommendations) to further reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples.

UBC: Inclusion Action Plan

The Inclusion Action Plan, which operationalizes the theme of inclusion, and supports the themes of innovation and collaboration in Shaping UBC’s Next Century: 2018–2028 Strategic Plan. This plan presents an opportunity for UBC to continue to develop its potential as a groundbreaking 21st century institution, including its leadership in creating global influence through its equitable, diverse, and inclusive campuses.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

The Declaration is a comprehensive statement addressing the human rights of indigenous peoples. It was drafted and formally debated for over twenty years prior to being adopted by the General Assembly on 13 September 2007. The document emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to live in dignity, to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their self-determined development, in keeping with their own needs and aspirations.

Equity & Inclusion Glossary of Terms


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