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The University of British Columbia envisions a climate in which students, faculty and staff are provided with the best possible conditions for learning, researching and working, including an environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect.       –UBC’s Statement on Respectful Environment for Faculty, Staff and Students.

With over 65,000 students and 16,000 faculty and staff on our campuses, UBC is highly diverse with many communities. Fostering a culture of social connection supports a meaningful campus life experience for all of our communities.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and respect are key values in building and sustaining campus environments where we can all thrive and be well. Initiatives such as the Positive Space Campaign,  a commitment to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty and access to an Equity Enhancement Fund for projects that promote diversity, inclusion and cultural understanding have all contributed towards UBC being a respectful environment and consistently named one of BC’s Best Diversity Employers.

Creating the best possible environment for everyone to live, work, learn and play leads to a stronger sense of belonging and connection and a happier, healthier, more connected campus community for all.

Frameworks and Strategies

Wellbeing Strategic Framework Social Connection Targets and Indicators 


Feel Part of a Community: Community members feel part of a community at UBC:

  • 10% increase for students by 2025*
  • 10% increase for staff & faculty by 2025**

% students who report they have a community at UBC where they feel they belong

% staff & faculty who feel part of a community at UBC

% 1st year students that visit Collegia at least once a week


Inclusive Environment: Community members report that their beliefs, identity and experiences are valued at UBC:

  • 10% increase by 2025*

% students

% staff & faculty

    Learn more about Targets & Indicators 

    Download the Wellbeing Strategic Framework 

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    Strategies and Policies that Support Inclusion and Connection


    We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.  The UBC Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. 

    We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.