Campus Involvement or Enhancement


EQUITY AND DIVERSITY – Broad focus

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) is a University resource designed to assist academic and administrative units in creating new initiatives that will enhance equity within the University.

The AMS Resource Groups are AMS funded, student-run groups which aim to support, protect and celebrate different backgrounds and beliefs of its membership. The Resource Groups are Allies at UBC;  Colour Connected; the Student Environment Centre; Pride UBC; the Social Justice Centre and the Womyn’s Centre.

AMS Student Clubs – a list of over 300 clubs, providing many opportunities to get involved on campus

AMS Social Justice Centre – The Social Justice Centre is a resource group that helps to ensure basic human needs are met regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

The Equity Ambassadors are both graduate and undergraduate students who work towards creating an inclusive environment for students through raising awareness.

The Living Lab develops and performs short interactive theatre sketches that involve members of the UBC community in conversations about the complexities and challenges that arise in diverse and multicultural teaching and learning environments. Our Troupe consists of graduate and undergraduate students, no acting experience required!

The really? campaign is a comprehensive approach to violence preventions that draws on the power of peer and cultural influence in society. Informed by social change theory, this model is one that encourages every individual to be a bystander in their day to day lives and empowers them to take an active role in promoting positive social change.

UBC Thrive supports Place and Promise by building a healthy community that fosters an exceptional learning environment and an outstanding work environment at UBC.

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ABORIGINAL

The Aboriginal Portal is a comprehensive website that offers information for Aboriginal students; on Aboriginal academic programs and events; a list of Aboriginal faculty; links to faculty, student and community research; community and youth programming; Aboriginal alumni; information about the First Nations House of Learning and the Xwi7xwa library; and the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan.

The First Nations Longhouse is a unique building that reflects the architectural traditions of the Northwest Coast. The Longhouse serves as a “home away from home” where Aboriginal students can study, learn and access services and resources in a surrounding that reflects Aboriginal traditions and cultures.

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FAMILY

Child Care Task Force responsible for researching the conditions of the childcare on campus and recommending solutions

UBC Daycare Parent Council represents and advocates for the families of UBC Child Care Services. Consisting of parent representatives from each centre and staff representatives from Child Care Services, they act as a liaison between parents and UBC to improve child care options on campus and fundraise for improvements to the child care centres.

Single Parents on Campus (SPOC) aims to recognize the diverse experiences of single parents attending UBC. Building on single parenting as a basis of unity, they seek to raise awareness and create an open space to dialogue and to share ideas, resources, networking efforts, and lobbying efforts both on campus and within the greater Vancouver community.

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GENDER

Allies at UBC is a group of men working with men to stop violence against women and inequality in general.

The AMS Womyn’s Centre provides a safe space where women organize against sexism and intersecting oppressions. The Womyn’s Centre houses a library and organizes events.

The Status of Women Committee (SWC) of the UBC Faculty Association identifies inequities in salaries, tenure, promotion, and other benefits, and other matters affecting the status of female members. SWC promotes public debate on issues concerning the status of women at UBC.

Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) provides survivors of sexual assault (female, male, and trans, as well as their friends, family members, and partners) with free and confidential emotional, medical, and legal support, and resources.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International House (I. House) is a community centre open to all members of UBC and their families. If you want to meet people from around the world and share your culture, I. House is a great place to start. They offer cultural and social events, an International Peer Program, UBC Jump Start – an orientation program for new international students and International Peer Advisors, as well as information on others ways that international students can get involved at UBC.

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RACE AND ETHNICITY

Africa Awareness The Initiative aims to challenge the misleading presentation of the African continent as a homogeneous and often negative entity and broaden awareness around Africa-related topics.

Colour Connected, an AMS Resource Group, challenges discrimination by organizing events and creating supportive academic, social, and political spaces for people of colour.

There are a wide array of student clubs and associations at UBC. Some groups are more active than others.  While you can view the entire list here, some examples include, but are not limited to:  (note: sites may link to non-UBC websites)

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RELIGION

There are a wide array of student clubs and associations at UBC, some of which have a religious focus. Some groups are more active than others. While you can view the entire list here, some examples include, but are not limited to:  (note: sites may link to non-UBC websites)

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

The Positive Space Campaign is an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus.

Pride UBC provides peer support to members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities at UBC. It assists those who are coming out by providing a forum for discussion on sexuality, as well as educates the greater UBC community about the variation of human sexuality and the rights of queer people.

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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.6353
Fax: 604.822.3260

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