Inclusive leadership & respectful engagement

Inclusive leadership & respectful engagement

We are committed to UBC’s vision of “a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life.”

The University’s two main campuses are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwmə0–kwəyˇəm (Musqueam) and Syilx (Okanagan) peoples. It is our responsibility to demonstrate an authentic commitment to advance truth & reconciliation (strategy 8), and to recognize the intrinsic value of traditional knowledge in academia and beyond.

Connections + context

The world needs leaders with strong human skills to lead the diverse and global teams, and to tackle the challenges before us. We are committed to building the competencies required to be inclusive respectful leaders (9) and cultivating a work-life culture (5) grounded in respect, understanding, humility, wellness, balance and joy. These commitments are of high priority every day, though they become especially important during times of great challenge.

“When it comes to truth & reconciliation, we need to move towards meaningful actions, not just lofty goals and ideas.”

Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity
and Indigenous Engagement Committees

We continue to advance diversity (10) by ensuring the Faculty’s composition and leadership structures reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Our students, faculty, staff and leadership must reflect the changing demographics and increasing multiculturalism in our communities. To achieve this, we are investing in leading-edge teaching (1) through decolonizing and embedding equity, diversity and inclusivity principles throughout curriculum, and by developing strategic partnerships (14) to help us reduce and eliminate barriers.

Our disciplines equip us with a greater understanding of the inequities in society and the expertise to address them. We promote agency (15) to effect change with local and global communities through our advocacy. In just one example, experts in our Faculty’s School of Nursing are studying how to best deliver services to highly isolated and vulnerable women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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