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.
Transgender Day of Visibility – Screening of Disclosure
March 31, 2021 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join the screening of the documentary Disclosure or watch it on your own.
Following the screening is a conversation from 5:00-6:00 p.m. PST with the Director of this ground-breaking film: Sam Feder. He will be discussing visibility of trans people and stories, as a means of ending gender-based violence, celebrating the lives and contributions of trans people, and how to be an ally in the fight to ensure everyone has the safety and freedom to be who we are. Join the conversation at 4:45 p.m.
Community of Care event for STEM BIPOC women and gender diverse folks (and allies)
March 31, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
This event will provide a space for community reflection and processing related to the recent shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Following the well-attended event run by the Equity and Inclusion Office on March 19th, a small group of BIPOC women within STEM at UBC thought it would be valuable to create an additional space for reflection because we all process at different times and in different ways. Although BIPOC women make up a significant proportion of the UBC community, people within certain groups may still feel isolated and experience barriers to talk about these issues within their departments. We hope this STEM focused event at UBC can help to build a community of support and bridges with other BIPOC women and gender diverse folks within STEM, where issues of race, ethnicity and ancestry are often not addressed or discussed. We plan to create a safe space where BIPOC women and gender diverse folks can share their lived experiences, support mechanisms within STEM, self-care strategies, and suggestions on how to build a community that will endure even after these difficult times.
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.
For a list of all events please visit: https://equity.ubc.ca/through-the-lens/
April 8, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
What does it mean to be Muslim in higher education? Drawing from personal experience, storytelling, and research, this workshop explores how religious identity impacts the experience of students, staff and faculty, the interventions that help, and how we might creatively imagine a campus that meets the needs of all.
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.
For a list of all events please visit: https://events.ubc.ca/where-are-all-the-black-people/
April 16, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Anderson and Dr. Andrade will speak from their experience and expertise to share insights about the underrepresentation of Black women in STEM fields.
April 26, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
From being the first Black female interventional cardiologist in Canada to working closely with the Black medical pathway programs at University of Toronto and Black pre-Med students across the province, Dr. Bastiany and Dr. Omole will address the issue of underrepresentation drawing from their experience and expertise.
EDI Community of Practice – April Meeting
April 28, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Maria Hubinette, Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, hosts the EDI Community of Practice.
If you are faculty or staff leading or working to advance EDI initiatives in the Faculty of Medicine join us each month for an EDI conversation. The informal gathering provides space and opportunity to connect, share learning, raise awareness and support initiatives within the faculty.
For more information or to join the Community of Practice email: REDI.Assistant@ubc.ca