Resources

Below you will find a list of ready-to-use educational and informational resources, sorted by DEI topic:

The Positive Space: Foundations online course, has been developed to provide a low-barrier way for students, staff, and faculty members to access education on sex, sexuality, and gender diversity. It was developed following the Positive Space campaign launched in 2002 on the UBC Point Grey campus and 2013 on the UBC Okanagan campus. As an institution-wide initiative, Positive Space is intended to raise awareness and visibility of Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQIA) students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors at UBC.

In terms of the course, it contains broken down sections that you can take at your own pace. It also offers reflection activities, quizzes, and knowledge checks to support interactivity and learning. There are resources and links provide options for deeper exploration. You can revisit the course at any time, using it as a resource hub.

Upon completion of the course, you can sign-up for a synchronous scenario session (Links to an external site.) facilitated by a trained facilitator and/or a member of the Equity & Inclusion Office. A specific synchronous session can be organized for a unit, office, department or portfolio, once the potential participants had completed the course.

These sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions, explore specific nuances and practice interrupting harmful language, behaviours, policies, and processes that privilege cisnormativity, heteronormativity, and amatonormativity. These synchronous sessions will likely be held via Zoom, or in-person depending on the need and desire at the time of organizing.

An Invitation to attend UBC Applied Science and Land and Food Systems’ Intergenerational March for Orange Shirt day on September 30th. The march will begin at noon and end by 2:00 pm.

There will be a Musqueam welcome and hear from Coastal Wolfpack at the natural amphitheater outside the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue centre, then march down Main Mall to the Reconciliation Pole. The mall will have signs to stop and read along the way to share information on the importance of marking and commemorating the day.

Many folks, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous across campus are supporting the march. Last year’s march was a wonderful way to commemorate the day, hear from survivors and highlight the resilience of Indigenous peoples. More information, including a video from last year’s march can be seen here: https://apsc.ubc.ca/event/2021/national-day-truth-and-reconciliation, https://apsc.ubc.ca/news/2021/national-day-truth-and-reconciliation-recognized-and-honoured-ubc