Over the past year, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic has hosted many webinars and online events. We are dedicated to providing space for important conversations to continue virtually and in-person, and invite you to take a look back at past events.
The Importance of Embedding Indigenous History in Courses and Curriculum Across the Disciplines
Syilx/Okanagan Nation Elders Chris Marchand and Eric Mitchell, along with their daughter, Vanessa Mitchell, Interior Health, and UBC faculty share their experience and perspectives on the importance of Indigenous history in education.
THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATION FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH IN CANADA
Panellists Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University and Dr. Jason Pennington, Assistant Professor, General Surgery at the University of Toronto discussed the importance of STEM education for Indigenous youth in Canada. This webinar included a dynamic and engaging q&a session moderated by Ian Foulds, Principal’s Research Chair – Indigenous Reconciliation in Engineering (Tier 1), UBC Okanagan.
REIMAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUTURES
Places throughout the world are facing multiple challenges: climate change, the health and economic insecurities provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the absence of equity, diversity, and inclusion, to name just a few. In the context of such challenges, what do their economic development futures look like? And how can those futures be shaped by citizens, businesses, universities, and governments? What strategies and policies are required to reimagine our economic development pathways over the next 20 years?
This webinar brought together invited speakers from Europe, North America and South America to reflect on these questions in three very different contexts.
Indigenous history month
Watch recordings of events in support of National Indigenous History Month, including The Importance of Embedding Indigenous History in Courses and Curriculum Across the Disciplines and Reflections on National Indigenous History Month.
Watch event recordings from the first-ever Asian Heritage Month at UBC Okanagan, inspired by our students.
Panelists Dr. Jane Philpott and Dr. Jason Pennington led a dynamic discussion on the importance of STEM education for Indigenous youth in Canada, followed by a Q&A moderated by Ian Foulds.
PERSPECTIVES OF BLACK SCIENTISTS, SCIENCE AND SYSTEMIC RACISm
In part three of this three-part series discussing systemic racism in science, panelists led a discussion on the Perspectives of Black Scientists and Science and Systemic Racism.
This webinar will bring together invited speakers to reflect on these questions in three very different contexts, from Europe, North America and South America.
Indigenous perspectives, science and systemic racism
In part two of this three-part series discussing systemic racism in science, panelists led a discussion on Indigenous Perspectives and Science and Systemic Racism.
Using data to advance human rights
In this webinar, panelists, including the B.C. Human Rights Commissioner, led a discussion on the Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective report.
science and systemic racism
In part one of this three-part series discussing systemic racism in science, panelists led a discussion on institutional responses to systemic racism in science.
The potential for black studies programs in Canada
This talk considers the possibilities for the creation of Black Studies programs in Canada that reflect Canada’s unique position as a site of global Black diasporas, as well as historic Black communities going back 300 years.
you’re not crazy, you’re not wrong
For some—specifically students, faculty, and staff of colour—the campus is a contradictory space, where tolerance is promised but not always delivered, and where the ugly realities of everyday non-campus life are also a significant part of the university experience.
On June 11th, 2020 the UBC community joined together for a conversation inspired by the global anti-racism protests and BC’s #DifferentTogether pledge
Town hall recordings
Find more information and past recordings of town halls for faculty, staff and students from the Office of the Provost.
LATEST TOWN HALLS
SPRING FACULTY TOWN HALL — JUNE 4, 2021
This webinar shared survey data regarding student preferences and concerns about the return to in-person learning. In addition, preliminary information about returning to campus and in-person teaching and learning in Fall 2021 was discussed. This webinar will help identify faculty needs and concerns in order to develop appropriate supports, workshops and resources in preparation for Fall 2021.
SPRING STUDENT TOWN HALL — JUNE 7, 2021
This webinar shared survey data regarding student preferences and concerns about the return to in-person learning and discussed how it will be used to help inform and improve teaching and learning initiatives. It also provided new and returning students with an opportunity to learn what classes/return to campus may be like in Fall 2021 at UBC Okanagan, recognizing that we are still in the planning stages with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer and Interior Health.