November 15, 2022
Anti-Oppression in the Workplace
Our first Anti-Oppression panel event occurred on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. We invited several amazing panelists -a mixture of faculty and staff – to discuss and reflect on how anti-oppression shows up in the lives and workplaces, and ways the Faculty can improve the experiences for all.
Meet the Panelists
Donna (she/her) is the Manager of Research and Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC and has taught courses as a sessional instructor in the Department of Political Science. She has a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Australian National University. Donna’s research interests include marginalized communities, humanitarian law, and the complexity of intersectional violence during armed conflict.
Sally Thorne is Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science. She has extensive experience working within the health care sector on advancing social justice and equity initiatives, and within the health science scholarly community on developing methodologies for anti-oppressive inquiry. In addition, she brings to this panel her personal experience as a member of sexual orientation and religious minority communities.
Leonora (Nora) Angeles is cross-appoint to the School of Community and Regional Planning at APSC and at the ARTS Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, where she is currently the Director. Her continuing research and interests are on community and international development studies and social policy, participatory planning and governance, participatory action research, and the politics of transnational feminist networks, women’s movements and agrarian issues, particularly in the Southeast Asian region.
Andrew Jamison is the Senior Manager for UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach. Geering Up's mission is to provide all BC youth with a pathway to STEM education in a fun, safe environment. Andrew previously worked for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver for 23 years doing community work and was a Youth Worker with the Vancouver School Board in the East side for 7 years.
Greg Lockwood (he/him) is an uninvited settler who lives on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Peoples. At UBC, he is a team member of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building team. In his role as Equity Strategist, he collaborates closely with the Faculty of Applied Science’s EDII Office as well as several other academic and administrative units at UBC. Through this work, Greg aims to build capacity and stamina for JEDII and Human Rights work across the university. He is an Applied Science grad, albeit from a different school (University of Waterloo), where he studied Electrical Engineering.
Date & Time
Tue, November 15, 2022