A passion for social justice and community development inspires Jenica Frisque’s work.
Beyond her education credentials — which include an MSc in international development from Lund University and an MA in sociology from Malmo University — UBC Okanagan’s new equity and inclusion educator has travelled extensively and worked in the diversity and gender equity fields in Latin America, Canada and Sweden.
And while Frisque’s passion for this work has taken her around the world, she is also well-known to the campus community.
She completed her undergraduate studies in international relations at UBCO, was an active member of the on-campus Women’s Resource Centre while here, and followed her graduate studies and travels with a role as the campus’ inclusion facilitator for STEPS Forward — an inclusive post-secondary education provincial initiative.
All of this experience and education has been building towards Frisque new position. And now that Frisque is on campus again, she’s excited to start collaborating with students, staff, faculty and representatives from across campus and the Okanagan.
She will be offering a variety of workshops and info sessions, which are part of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s education and training outreach programs. These programs help promote and develop respectful learning and working environments. The workshops will focus on topics like hiring equity, inclusion practices in the classroom and workplace, as well as the Positive Space Campaign.
The new Equity and Inclusion Office is located in room UNC 227C of the University Centre. For training requests or to find out more, contact Jenica Frisque at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-807-9291.
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