UBC has topped Canada’s Best Diversity Employers list for the third consecutive year, among 44 other Canadian employers. UBC is the only post-secondary institution in BC to receive this recognition in the 2010 roster and is one of four national academic institutions to be awarded.
Winners of the competition are chosen by Mediacorp’s editorial team, based on applications submitted to the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. This year, more than 2,600 employers started the application process, which was reduced to just over 300 short-listed employers for the diversity competition.
“This award recognizes that UBC is putting its commitment to equity and diversity into action,” says Tom Patch, Assoc. Vice-President, UBC Equity Office. “Advancing diversity at UBC is about more than a diverse workforce; it’s about ensuring that diverse perspectives are included and welcomed throughout the organization. Achieving these goals will take time, but this award indicates that we are moving quickly and in the right direction.”