This newsletter is an invitation to engage with EDI.I initiatives, concepts, and practices within Applied Science and provides a thoughtful, challenging, and rewarding learning opportunity.

We hope to make Applied Science more equitable, diverse, and inclusive for all by building the competencies required to be inclusive respectful leaders and cultivating a work-life culture grounded in respect, understanding, humility, wellness, balance and joy, as set out in our Faculty Strategic Plan.

What to expect:

  • Applied Science EDII news and events
  • EDII book, movie, and podcast recommendations
  • Student, Staff, and Faculty Spotlight
  • Monthly themes based on EDII days of significance

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Indian Residential School, Leaving the Shallow Graves and Going Home


This month, we focus on Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, which take place each year on September 30.


Painting by Coralee Miller, Red Woman, 2021


August recognizes Emancipation Day and International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. We offer information and tips to facilitate your reflection on these important topics.


Painting by Lawrence Paul titled "Northwest Coast Climate Change"


July celebrates Canada Day and International Non-Binary People's Day. Learn with us as we use these days to reflect on our actions and how we can create a more inclusive community.


Breakwater, Victoria B.C.


Find out how we're honouring June's special occasions, including Pride and National Indigenous History Month, here at the EDI.I Office.


Jamie Black's art piece "Reimmersion" / Women submerged in dark water


We celebrate National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG2S), also known as Red Dress Day, on May 5 and International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia on May 17.


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This month, we celebrate Earth Day with a discussion about environmental racism and justice in Canadian contexts.


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This month is filled with days of significance. These days are opportunities to focus on specific equity topics, and collectively, they remind us that we must work towards equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity on all fronts.


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February is Black History Month! Join us in celebrating and critically engaging with Black experiences that are often left out of our curriculum, museums, labs, and our very own institution.


Squamish Nation artworks along the Spirit Trail, North Vancouver


Happy New Year! This is a time for reflection, taking stock and setting new goals. Equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity are goals worth working towards daily, and this newsletter offers a great place to start.


Soundings installation at UBCO - 14 Not Forgotten Memorial


An EDI.I Office year-in-review from our very own Senior Manager, Dana-Lyn Mackenzie.




We honor cultural diversity and diversity of knowledge, especially Indigenous knowledge. These ways of seeing the world can enhance our tolerance towards one another and our respect for the lands we are situated on.


Rebecca Belmore, Speaking to Her Mother


Join us for Women's History Month as we celebrate the achievements of women within the Faculty of Applied Science.


Indigenous dance performance from OSD 2021.


Welcome to the first Applied Science EDII newsletter! This month, we share news and resources related to Orange Shirt Day.


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