UBC anti-racism task force releases report with 54 recommendations

April 26, 2022
The University of British Columbia has released the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task force’s report, which contains 54 recommendations for addressing systemic racism and encouraging inclusivity. The recommendations reveal racism affecting Indigenous and racialized individuals across UBC units. Six major themes emerged from the individual committee reports, including a need to provide anti-racist education for all individuals at UBC, recruit and retain BIPOC faculty and staff, develop a complaints system, establish and routinize anti-racism work, create a sense of belonging for BIPOC community members, and address BIPOC workload inequities. “As a university with campuses on Musqueam and Syilx territory, and as an institution of Canadian society, UBC is committed to dismantling mechanisms of oppression that still exist in our systems and to make the university more diverse and inclusive,” said UBC President Dr Santa J Ono. CBC | UBC (BC)