UBC Applied Science has presented the following Anti-Oppression events. Browse each event information page to learn more and to watch the recordings.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.