Equity, diversity and inclusion

A diverse workplace signals that the faculty draws from the best talent available, that our students get a well-rounded education, and that our research is informed by diverse perspectives. Diversity is synergistic with excellence and promotes equitable access to the rewards of an academic career.

Building on UBC's commitment to excellence, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity, UBC Science proactively engages a diverse hiring pool, monitors progress toward equitable hiring practices and promotion, provides recruitment and HR guidance, and ensures services and support are available to members of the UBC Science community. Through training, data analysis and improved guidelines, UBC Science is working to reduce the barriers that affect equity and diversity in recruitment, and to promote a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive. Our efforts have shown positive outcomes in faculty hiring and career progress. Looking ahead, UBC Science will cast an intersectional lens on equity issues, expand our efforts to include students, staff as well as faculty in our work, and embrace UBC's Inclusion Action and Indigenous strategic plans.

Faculty member diversity progress reports

Since 2007, UBC has been a leader in taking a data-centric approach to understand the impact of gender and race on key processes.

Equity and diversity resources

Networking, mentoring and career resources for members of underrepresented groups at all stages of their career.

Childcare stipend for PDFs, graduate students

Annual award for women researchers who work full-time and have primary child care responsibilities.

Early career invited lecture initiative

An opportunity to introduce promising researchers from around the world to the top-tier scholars working at UBC Science.

Vivien Srivastava workshops for women

Peer-organized workshops for women graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at UBC Science.

Equity and inclusion events

Ongoing series of online events for UBC faculty, staff, and graduate students in STEM.

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