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 Environments for Faculty, Staff and Students.
With over 60,000 students and 15,000 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
For more information on how UBC is creating an equitable, inclusive campus, visit:
- Access and Diversity
- Equity and Inclusion Office
- First Nations House of Learning
- Student Services: Get Involved
- Student Services: Diversity on Campus
- UBC Collegia Program (Okanagan)
- UBC Collegia Program (Vancouver)
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.