We highlight events from across UBC and the Faculty of Medicine to appeal to a broad range of members in our community. Please contact us if you would like to see events added.

Anti-Racist Teaching Series

This workshop series is for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

Series start date: May 10, 2021.

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It Starts with Us: Conflict Engagement

Please join Dermot Kelleher, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health, and the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI), for the next It Starts with Us virtual event. This two-part event on June 1 and June 8 will use an active and engaging approach to discuss and learn about conflict engagement. You are invited to attend one or both of the events. (Please note the events will be recorded.)


Part 1: June 1, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Audience members will watch “Department Discipline”—a community-created play developed by UBC’s Conflict Theatre team—while having the opportunity to actively participate and try out different conflict engagement strategies to see how the outcome of the interaction can be changed. No acting experience required and no pressure—everyone is welcome to attend and participate in a way that’s most comfortable for them. Registration for Part 1 is limited on a first-come first-served basis.

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Part 2: June 8, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of conflict engagement.

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2021 CTLT Spring Institute

June 7 – 10, 2021

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) Spring Institute offers educators in the UBC teaching and learning community a platform to share innovative practices and research around teaching, learning and technology.

Example event offerings:

  • Wednesday, June 9 | Reconciliation through Reciprocity: Implementing the Indigenous Finance Guidelines in Teaching & Research
  • Wednesday, June 9 | CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
  • Wednesday, June 9 |EDI, Affect, and STEM Classrooms
  • Thursday, June 10 | Walking the Talk: Sharing Our Practices Engaging with Indigenous Initiatives

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UBC’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

June 10 – 11, 2021

On June 10–11, 2021, a constellation of community organizers, scholars, and public intellectuals, along with key figures in government, health care, media, journalism, the corporate world and the not-for-profit sector will convene frank discussions about anti-Asian racism in our country with the aim of articulating bold and concrete recommendations for action.

The first day of programming will be open to the public, with sessions focusing on the issues impacting Asian Canadians, coalition building across Asian Canadian communities, and effective access and advocacy for systemic change. The second day will be a working session with sector leaders, informed by the outcomes of day one. The event will culminate in a public session; this will be an opportunity to share the list of bold actions and key priorities that will be presented for implementation.

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Picture a Scientist – Virtual Screening

June 14 – 17, 2021

The UBC Faculty of Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute invites you to join a virtual screening of Picture a Scientist and a post-screening discussion. This feature-length documentary film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, chemist and geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. Moderated by REDI’s Dr. Maria Hubinette.

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Where are all the Black People? Series

The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields. Speakers from Canada and abroad will be highlighted.

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Black Women in the Academy

June 23, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Fynn Bruey and Dr. Daniel will speak from their journey and rich experiences in the academy, offer their insights about the challenges, and share their wisdom on the important topic.


Black Futures

July 5, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In the finale session of the series, Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Dean Donna E. Young will draw from their rich and wide experiences and share their thoughts, insights, and advice on Black Futures.

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day: Supporting the Patient Journey

June 30, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day program enables First Nations people in BC with limited or no access to their own doctors to make virtual appointments. The intent of the program is to enable more First Nations people and their family members to access primary health care closer to home. This service is for Indigenous people in B.C. and their family members, even if those family members are not Indigenous. The program includes doctors of Indigenous ancestry, and all doctors are trained to follow the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility.

This talk will explore supporting the patient journey.

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Equity and Inclusion Office – Through the Lens Series

Through the Lens is a series of interactive workshops designed to enhance UBC staff, faculty and community members’ understanding of diversity, while offering practical ideas for creating a more equitable and inclusive campus.

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Anti-Racism Events

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