Awareness Days

Latin American Heritage month

Latin American Heritage month

In October we celebrate Latin American heritage month and the contribution that the Latinx community has made to Canada. It is often difficult to encompass the diverse identities of the Latinx diaspora in one sole definition. Latinx Canadians often bring with them the distinct cultures of their country of origin, while grappling with the colonial connotations of terms such as “Hispanic” “Latino” and “American”. 

In Honor and Gratitude for All Children of Indian Residential School Survivors

In Honor and Gratitude for All Children of Indian Residential School Survivors

On September 21st, we were fortunate to host Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, Dorothy Burn, April White, Jenny Gardipy, Darren Thompson, Jacob Hamilton, Nicki McCarthy, and Charles Nelson. Each of these great good people showed us all how to be truthful, compassionate and dignified. Despite the difficulties of their past, they also demonstrated an individual and shared resilience, a deep humility and a wry sense of humor about the human condition.

Parts Known & Unknown:  Exploring the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and Redress

Parts Known & Unknown: Exploring the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and Redress

Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, REDI Indigenous Advisor, reflects in the lead-up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Pride 2022

Pride 2022

Learn and celebrate with us during this Pride season

Asian Heritage Month (May 1 – May 31, 2022)

Asian Heritage Month (May 1 – May 31, 2022)

Asian Heritage Month in Canada has since 2002 been a time to reflect on and recognize the many contributions that Canadians of Asian Heritage have made and continue to make to Canada.

Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

Join us on March 31st in celebrating transgender people, their contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

How do we move Anti-racism efforts beyond a hashtag – #FIGHTracism?

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Join us on March 8 in commemorating this important day.

In Conversation with Dr. Neila Miled

In Conversation with Dr. Neila Miled

Read Dr. Miled’s reflections on International Women’s Day.

Pink Shirt Day 2022

Pink Shirt Day 2022

Watch the UBC President’s Community Update addressing this commemorative day on February 23.