UBC's progress in support of Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

This message was sent to faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan.

28 October, 2021

A message from Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor; Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students; and Ananya Murkherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan

Over the last year, UBC has launched a series of initiatives addressing systemic racism within our community.

They include launching an Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund on both campuses, providing $200,000 for cultural programming; launching the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program to support recruitment and scholarships for Black Canadian students; hosting Canada’s first National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism; launching UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan and establishing a task force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE).

The ARIE task force is led by Handel Wright, Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence, and Shirley Chau, who is co-chair of the task force. Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students, and Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan, were also assigned as executive co-leads to support implementation of the task force recommendations.

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