Awareness Days

Support learners and colleagues during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Support learners and colleagues during the Holy Month of Ramadan

This year, Ramadan month starts on Sunday, March 10th, or Monday, March 11th, 2024, depending on the moon sighting. During this month many Muslims staff, learners, and faculty fast from sunrise to sunset. Learn more about Ramadan and how to support fasting learners and colleagues.

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations for Asian communities. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Dragon and engage with events and programs happening across UBC and in the community.

Black History Month⁣

Black History Month (February 2024)

February is Black History Month. ⁣While we should celebrate Black history and excellence every day, this is an opportunity for a focused, intentional and elevated reflection and recognition of Black history and achievement.⁣ Learn more by attending one of many UBC events happening this month.

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

January 29th is the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia. It is an opportunity to honour the survivors and victims and reaffirm our commitments to addressing Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.

World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day

February 1st marks World Hijab Day, which serves as an opportunity to foster understanding, promote reflection, and celebrate the differentiated experiences of women who choose to wear the hijab.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed each year around January 27, honors the victims of the Holocaust.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The third Monday of every January is observed as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, marking his birthday. Learn more about his life and watch his legendary speeches.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20)

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Musqueam Day (Nov 1)

Musqueam Day (Nov 1)

Every year, Musqueam recognizes November 1 as Musqueam Day.
On November 1, 1984, Musqueam won R v. Guerin, a Supreme Court of Canada case that changed the law regarding how Canada must uphold Aboriginal title. UBC IRSHDC recognizes Musqueam and their celebrations and remembrances on this day. Illustrations by Kenzie Littlelight.

Reflections by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Director, Indigenous Engagement

An Affliction of Our Stories: Contemplating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Reflections by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Director, Indigenous Engagement, in commemoration of the National day for Truth and Reconciliation.