Racism has long been a pervasive problem in universities and a core component of addressing racism starts with capacity building for faculty who are looking to adopt anti-racist approaches in their practice.

We have developed the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning (ARTL) Stem Faculty cohort to unite faculty from Science, Applied Science, Land and Food Systems, and Forestry who are either at an entry point for their anti-racist learning journey or who are looking to refresh their learning. Programming will be led by educators from the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and Applied Science. 

We will update this page with dates and information for our upcoming academic year (2023/24) ARTL programming as soon as possible. 


Session 1

Coming Together: Getting Grounded and Intro to Relationality     

Session 2

Coming to Understand: Positionality, Power and Privilege

Session 3

Embodying Change: Exploring Solidarity and Allyship in Practice

Session 4

Carrying Foward: Accountability, Commitment and Action



Understand: Reflection and knowledge

Develop: Experience and practice

Apply: Tools and techniques



This is a 12-hour time commitment with four cohort sessions (8 hours) and supplementary reading and activities (4 hours). All four sessions will be offered online. The program capacity is 25 attendees. 


Shannon Robinson

Shannon Robinson, CTLT Education Consultant: Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning

Shannon Robinson was born and raised in Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories, growing up on either side of the Red Deer River. Since 2012, Shannon has lived as an uninvited guest on the traditional, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ peoples. Shannon holds an undergraduate degree in Art History and First Nations & Indigenous studies at the University of British Columbia. Her professional background is in educational development, consultation and facilitation, community engagement, and curation.  She has held positions with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, the Museum of Anthropology and other places where institutional and community voices intersect.

Shannon approaches her work with the aims of disrupting colonial systems and centering reciprocity and relationality at the heart of her practice. Shannon believes in the radicality of pursuing joy and love against all odds, and that laughter is a necessary tool in rebellion.

Nathalie Lozano Neira

Nathalie Lozano Neira, CTLT Education Consultant: Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning

Nathalie Lozano Neira is from Muysca territory in Colombia. She came to live in the occupied and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Səl̓ílwətaɬ, and Skwxwú7mesh Nations 23 years ago as a settler refugee. For over 20 years Nathalie has been involved in migrant justice and decolonial justice organizing efforts. She has experience in facilitation, curriculum development and community-based feminist research. She is a doctoral student in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Institute at UBC focusing on relationship building and relationality within Indigenous women grassroot collectives in Turtle Island (North America) and Abya Yala (Latin America). As the Anti-Racism Consultant, Nathalie provides professional development programming, design, facilitation, and consulting to the UBC teaching and learning community grounding the work in values and experiences of IBPOC communities through intersectional, anti-oppressive and decolonial approaches to pedagogy and design.

Bashir Mohamed

Bashir Mohamed, EDI.I Coordinator, Faculty of Applied Science

Bashir Mohamed is the EDI.I Coordinator in the Faculty of Applied Science. In his free time, he is a researcher and writer focused on Black Canadian history in Western Canada. His primary interest is researching the legacy of Black Civil Rights movement in Western Canada in the early to mid 1900s. He has written for the Canadian Encyclopedia, CBC, and The Globe and Mail. He is a current Naval Officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve.


Throughout the cohort, we offer a curated set of resources to bolster your knowledge of anti-racism and related topics. Cohort participants will be asked to develop and share their own ideas for adapting anti-racist content and tools to their own contexts. An online module will house resources and provide space for participants to engage in peer-to-peer learning.


If you have questions, please contact shannon.robinson@ubc.ca

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