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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.

Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Hiring

REDI Best Practices: Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Hiring

In the quest for equity in hiring, one formidable obstacle stands in the way: cognitive biases. These subtle yet powerful biases infiltrate the decision-making process, often leading to unconscious discrimination. ‘Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Hiring’ is your indispensable tip sheet, offering insights and strategies to level the playing field.

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.

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REDI Best Practices: Embedding EDI in Research

Are you a researcher, faculty member, or staff member eager to embed Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) into every facet of the research process? Introducing our tip sheet, “REDI Best Practices for Equitable and Inclusive Research.” This guide offers a roadmap for taking actionable steps to diversify your recruitment efforts, build authentic, ethical partnerships, break down barriers to participation, and ensure your research outputs benefit everyone.

REDI Ice Breaker Activities

REDI Best Practices: Inclusive Ice Breaker Activities

Looking to foster a sense of belonging, spark innovation, and deepen connections in your meetings or classroom? We invite you to download our “REDI Best Practices: Creating Belonging & Building Relationships Through Ice Breaker Activities.” This tip sheet will provide you with tools to craft meaningful experiences that promote inclusivity, connection and engagement.

Inclusive Job Postings

REDI Best Practices: Inclusive Job Postings

Are you ready to transform your hiring process and open the doors to talent from historically marginalized backgrounds? Introducing the “REDI Best Practices for Equitable and Inclusive Job Postings.” This tip sheet will support you in crafting job descriptions that actively invite and embrace members of historically marginalized groups.

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.

Thank You Message: We Welcome the Children Back Home

Thank You Message: We Welcome the Children Back Home

On Wednesday, September 20th 2023, we were honored to welcome an esteemed panel of Survivors of the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada. We are absolutely honored and grateful for their courage, wisdom and generosity of heart and soul. Read our Thank You Message.

UBC stands in support of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities

UBC stands in support of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities

UBC prides itself on our diverse and vibrant learner, scholar, and professional communities – our local and global excellence and relevance is strengthened by this diversity, including the presence and contributions of 2SLGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff.

Message from the Associate Director 

Message from the Associate Director 

Maï Yasué shares her educational approach as she steps into her new role as the Associate Director for the the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI).