Diversity inspires innovation. Inclusion sparks joy and discovery. Equity is the foundation for trusting and productive relationships. Indigenous awareness shapes our relationship to the land and its people.
All of these values are core to who we are as a Faculty, and fundamental to succeeding in our mission to ‘shape the leaders and professions that shape the world.’ So, we celebrate and embrace diversity, inclusion, equity, Indigeneity within UBC Applied Science, and are ensuring EDI.I is embedded in all that we do.
Building upon UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan and Indigenous Strategic Plan, our strategic plan reflects the significance we have given to Inclusive Leadership & Respectful Engagement, and is further brought to life in these strategies:
Foster a culture which values wellness, balance and joy.
Truth & reconciliation
Demonstrate an authentic commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and value traditional ways of knowing.
Inclusive respectful leaders
Build competencies required to be inclusive leaders and create spaces for respectful engagement.
Ensure the composition and leadership structures of the Faculty reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.