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StEAR Roadmap for Change update: Reporting on equity and anti-racism progress

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


In January 2023, a UBC-wide forum highlighted key priorities from the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Final Report and discussed next steps for action and accountability. Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion introduced the Strategic Equity and Anti-Racism (StEAR) Framework and a forthcoming StEAR Roadmap for Change to guide the implementation of equity and anti-racism priorities and evaluation of progress.

Following up on the release of the StEAR Roadmap for Change in June 2023, this virtual townhall will now provide an opportunity to hear about key progress to date, including on institutional-level actions identified in the roadmap. Dr. al Shaibah will report on the progress of the StEAR Framework in advancing UBC’s equity and anti-racism commitments, and moderate a Q&A with executive sponsors.

Join students, faculty and staff from faculties and portfolios across campus to hear from UBC leadership tasked with advancing the implementation of the roadmap and learn more about diverse efforts and future directions in making UBC a more equitable and anti-racist institution to live, work and learn.


Speakers and panelists

  • Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Gage Averill, Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • Dr. Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students
  • Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Additional speakers and panelists to be confirmed

What to expect

  • Dr. al Shaibah will share an update on the implementation of the StEAR Framework and report on current progress in completing the objectives and strategic actions of the StEAR Roadmap for Change.
  • Explore the relationship between equity and anti-racism, and decolonization and reconciliation work within the context of the StEAR Framework and the Indigenous Strategic Plan.
  • Dr. Averill, Dr. Carry and Buchholz will highlight key equity and anti-racism initiatives in their portfolios and respond to questions about the StEAR Framework in a moderated panel discussion.

*We ask that you please share any questions for the panelists in advance in the registration form. The questions will be collated so we can respond to as many as possible within the time limit. You can check to see if your question has already been answered in our StEAR Framework FAQs.

Who can join

All UBC students, faculty and staff are welcome.


We are committed to hosting an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. American Sign Language interpreters and live remote captioning will be available.