UBC Applied Science presents the following Anti-Oppression events. Browse each event information page to learn more and to watch the recordings.
Black History Month: A panel on conversation on the Black experience in the Faculty of Applied Science
This panel event was intended to be an informal conversation on the Black Experience in the Faculty of Applied Science. Students, staff, and faculty came together to share their experiences of being Black in a faculty that is – unfortunately – under-representative of the Black population in Canada.
Black History Month Virtual Museum
Understanding Black history in British Columbia is crucial to understanding the modern Black experience in our province. This virtual museum is intended to critically engage with our province's history and to discuss the Black experience in British Columbia, UBC, and our professions.
Black Canadian history and Applied Science: Reconciling the history of our professions
Bashir Mohamed, our very own EDI.I Coordinator in the APSC EDI.I Office, gives a talk focused on Black Canadian history and how the history relates to our disciplines in Applied Science to kick off Black History Month.
14 Not Forgotten - 2022
We invite you to join us while we remember the women who lost their lives at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and stand up against gender based violence.
This event features an array of panelists who discuss how we can manifest Anti-Oppression in the workplace and in our daily lives. Topics include anti-racism, priviledge, power, microaggressions, and more.
Anti-Racism Speaker Series
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.
14 Not Forgotten - 2020
December 6, 1989, marks the day an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and killed 14 women and injured ten more. The annual 14 Not Forgotten ceremony is a chance to remember the women who lost their lives and stand against violence towards women.
UBC: The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism
A constellation of community organizers, scholars, and public intellectuals, along with key figures in government, health care, media, journalism, the corporate world and the not-for-profit sector convened for frank discussions about anti-Asian racism in our country with the aim of articulating bold and concrete recommendations
Black women in the academy
The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields. Speakers from Canada and abroad are highlighted.
Cicely Belle Blain in the Anti-Racism Speaker Series
Cicely Belle is noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and, they founded Bakau Consulting Inc. in 2018. Since then, the company has grown to serve 1000’s of clients worldwide - their public speaking, equity consulting and literary prowess has impacted people in North America, Europe, Africa, and more.
Dr. Margaret Moss in the Anti-Racism Speaker Series
Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, and is also Dakhóta. Dr. Moss is the first and only American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates, and she is currently the Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Interim at UBC.
Anthonia Ogundele and family in the Anti-Racism Speaker Series
Anthonia Ogundele is the Founder and Executive Director of Ethos Lab Educational Society. Ethos Lab is a non-profit STEM and culture-focused Innovation Academy for youth ages 13-18 that provides access to emerging technologies, culture, and a community of innovators.