The success of UBC is linked to being a diverse and welcoming place for all. Learn about race and ethnicity programs and initiatives on campus, take positive action or find support and assistance.
Make a positive change on campus and the wider community.
Learn to speak up with the Active Bystander program
The Active Bystander program is an expanded student leadership program, designed to provide students the knowledge, skills, and build confidence to act in response to discriminatory comments, jokes, innuendo and stigmatizing situations on campus. The program not only educates students about diversity, but provides strategies to be an effective Active Bystander.
Contribute to an inclusive campus community by:
Colour Connected Against Racism is an AMS resource group that provides support and information to students who feel alienated and disempowered due to discrimination. They organize events on various issues pertaining to ‘Peoples of Colour’, and lobby the University and other institutions to implement necessary changes.
Become an Equity Ambassador
Equity Ambassadors work toward creating an inclusive learning and working environment. These goals are achieved through training, ongoing support and education, one-on-one interactions, participation in program committees, workshop facilitation, networking, and attendance at events on campus. Learn more.
UBC Intercultural Alliance fosters a diverse, united community of cultural clubs on campus. By supporting the education of global citizens, they cultivate cross-cultural interactions and social cohesion in a multicultural environment.
Join an AMS Club
There are over 350 AMS student clubs for you to choose from at UBC. Check out the listing of Cultural Identity Clubs to find your community on campus, meet new people and learn from experiences different to your own.
Realities of Racism
Realities of Racism is a series of events that takes place annually at UBC during February and March including Black History Month, the Realities of Racism conference, to the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – to heighten awareness of racism on and off campus, both globally and locally. The events aim to encourage members of the University community to take action for positive change.