UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2016, as ranked by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This prestigious contest rewards Canadian companies that stand out through their efforts to create diverse, inclusive workplaces.
Why UBC was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2016:
- UBC organizes an annual Gender Diversity in Leadership Forum to connect female faculty members to leaders in their faculty as well as within the university, and maintains a Leadership Advisory Group, responsible for expanding existing leadership opportunities at UBC and increasing diversity in related succession pipelines
- UBC offers an Equity Enhancement Fund to help promote initiatives that contribute significantly to the enhancement of equity and diversity at the university — funds of up to $25,000 per project are available at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses
- UBC appointed a Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development to help develop a framework for advancing UBC’s commitment to intercultural understanding, which acknowledges the existing and growing diversity of the university’s student body, faculty, and staff — as part of this initiative UBC conducted interviews with faculty and staff and organized student focus groups in order to identify barriers to intercultural understanding on campus