Equity and Anti-Racism
Event: Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden
Media are invited to cover the Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden, celebrating the year of the Wood Dragon.
Jan 31, 2024
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to speak with journalists on topics related to Black History Month.
Jan 29, 2024
Why is the law different when you’re unhoused?
A new report by UBC, SFU and University of Ottawa researchers found the personal property rights of unhoused people in Canada are systematically undermined.
Nov 1, 2023
Law professor’s new book makes case for overhaul of Canada’s criminal justice system
A handwritten letter from an incarcerated man got Benjamin Perrin rethinking Canada’s criminal justice system.
Oct 3, 2023
Silver daddies: Why do young adult men like older partners?
We spoke to UBC sociologist Dr. Tony Silva about why younger adult men are interested in older men for sex and relationships.
Sep 12, 2023
Many people have biased perceptions of EDI leaders: study
A new study from the Sauder School of Business shows many people have deeply held beliefs about who should be an EDI leader, and they are rooted in racial stereotypes.
Sep 7, 2023
It’s 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated.
In an era of unprecedented LGBTQ2+ visibility coupled with incredible backlash, coming out as a sexual minority can be a deeply ambivalent experience, according to new research.
Aug 3, 2023
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride Festival
The annual Vancouver Pride Festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 6, the day of the Vancouver Pride Parade.
Jul 28, 2023
UBC experts on 100th year since introduction of the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada
This July 1 marks a century since the introduction of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, also recognized as the Chinese Exclusion Act, in Canada. The federal government originally passed […]
Jun 27, 2023
UBC experts on Pride Month
As Pride Month gets underway in Canada, UBC experts are available to comment on 2SLGBTQI+ issues.
Jun 1, 2023
UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people
The two-year part-time program will be offered online. Content is fully captioned and interpreted, with much of it delivered visually. In-person practicum placements will be available throughout B.C.
Jun 1, 2023
UBC student champions disability justice to win Lieutenant Governor’s Medal
Rabiah Dhaliwal recognized for contributions to the promotion of diversity and inclusion
May 30, 2023
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 17, 2023
B.C. still eviction capital of Canada and most are through no fault of the tenant
B.C. still leads Canada with the highest eviction rate in the country, and the vast majority are no-fault, according to a new report.
May 15, 2023
UBC experts on Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 1, 2023
Gay dads have an image problem
Erez Aloni, associate professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law, analyzed data about gay fathers in the U.S. and found there may be a systemic disparity in wealth accumulation among this group, a situation he says likely exists for Canadian fathers as well.
Apr 5, 2023
Around the world, children’s education becoming more closely tied to their mother’s
A new study has found that a mother’s educational status—the highest level of education that she has attained—plays an increasingly important role in shaping her children’s educational status, while the importance of the father’s educational status has declined.
Mar 10, 2023
A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban
Today, the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia announced the creation of the new Afghan Women Judges Program. Through this new program, three judges from Afghanistan have joined the law school.
Mar 6, 2023
UBC scholar helping AI overcome its language barrier
People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.
Feb 21, 2023
Celebrating Black History Month at UBC
In honour of Black History Month, the University of British Columbia is celebrating the programs and initiatives that support the university’s Black community members.
Feb 2, 2023