Race and ethnicity

Learn about race and ethnicity programs and initiatives on campus, take positive action or find support and assistance.

Make a positive change

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.

  • Colour Connected
    The 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.

  • Intercultural Alliance
    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.

  • Black Students Union
    The UBC Black Student Union aims to highlight and celebrate the multifaceted nature of Black cultures through events open to all UBC students.

Community resources


The following community resources can help extend your understanding of race & ethnicity issues, or find further support.

  • Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC
    AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that works with community agencies who serve immigrants and culturally inclusive communities, to provide a just and equity society.
  • Mosaic BC
    Supports and empowers immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighbourhoods and workplace.
  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation
    Canada's leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism.
  • Black History Society
    A non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation, and promotion of Black history and heritage.
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
    Supports First Nations and Inuit to develop healthy, sustainable communities and achieve their economic and social aspirations.
    Supports the wellbeing of Canadians and immigrants from diverse ethnic origins through social, educational, and health services, business and community development, and advocacy.
  • REACH Multicultural Family Centre
    The Multicultural Family Centre (MFC) works with immigrants and refugee communities to deliver health promotion programs, including referrals to health, community, and social services, facilitating medical appointments, counselling, and advocacy.
  • Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society
    Provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for women and children in their own language and culture, offering individual and group counselling to survivors of sexual assault and family violence.

Support and assistance

Discrimination and harassment

UBC is committed to creating and fostering a learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.

Services are available to assist you if you experience discrimination or harassment, and to take action if necessary. Learn more about how to respond if you experience discrimination or harassment.

Campus resources

First Nations House of Learning

First Nations House of Learning

Telephone: 604 822 8940

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The Longhouse
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

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International Student Development

International Student Development

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Global Lounge and Resource Centre

Global Lounge and Resource Centre

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