The UBC Applied Science Anti-Racism Speaker Series invites Indigenous, Black, and people of colour (IBPOC) to speak about how colonial institutions have impacted the lived experiences of BIPOC communities, ranging from broader oppressive systems (including academia and professional industries) to interpersonal relationships (such as microaggressions). Our hope is that these conversation will inspire attendees to critically self-reflect and to commit to anti-racism within their own daily lives as well. 

Acting on our promise

The Applied Science EDI.I Office held listening sessions in February 2021 to hear from IBPOC faculty, staff and students about their experiences in the Faculty of Applied Science. This allowed us to acknowledge their lived experiences, and take responsibility for advancing anti-racism initiatives and decolonizing our practices. After compiling what we had heard and reporting back to our community, we made a promise to take action on the issues raised, one of which was the creation of this speaker series.

Past Sessions 

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February 9, 2022 | 4:30-5:50pm PST

Anthonia Ogundele & Family 

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February 22, 2022 | 4:30-5:50pm PST  

Dr. Margaret Moss

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March 22, 2022 | 4:30-5:50pm PST  

Cicely Belle Blain

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