UBC Applied Science is building systems of support to ensure everyone can reach their full potential by removing barriers that limit access, supporting under-represented and under-served communities, and creating space for health and wellness within our work and learning environments we are focused on the following initiatives:

EDI.I in practice

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Aleesha's story

Read how our student star Aleesha Hsu has made a difference in sustainability and equity and inclusion related issues in STEM.

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High-quality STEM education belongs to everybody

UBC Geering Up provides free programming and remote learning opportunities to inner-city schools and underserved communities. The program embeds EDI.I concepts to promote gender equity in the engineering profession.

Glasses of clean drinking water.

Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

After decades of relying on bottled water, the Lhoosk’uz Dené village of about 50 people, located 200 kilometres west of Quesnel on Kluskus Lake, now has a steady supply of clean drinking water straight out of the tap, thanks to a new water treatment plant crafted to their unique needs.

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Resources

To learn more about "Empower", start with these helpful resources

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