UBC Equity Enhancement Fund awarded for diverse projects
UBC’s 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund has been awarded, with a total of twenty groups receiving funding. At UBC Okanagan, five groups were awarded a total of $15,000 while at UBC Vancouver 15 groups received a total of $70,000 for new initiatives. Interest in the fund was high and the Equity and Inclusion office received seven proposals from the Okanagan campus and 39 from the Vancouver campus.
“Awarding the Equity Enhancement Funds is one of the annual highlights for our office. We are pleased with the diversity of the submissions and groups applying for funding. There were applications that showcased partnerships across departments and with community groups, as well as from individual faculty members, staff and students” says Sara-Jane Finlay, associate vice-president of Equity and Inclusion.
“Thank you to all those who assisted in determining the awards.”
Adjudication committees on both campuses met earlier in the month to choose projects that were closely aligned with the university’s commitment and responsibilities to enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding.
To find out more about the 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund recipients, visit: equity.ok.ubc.ca/equity-enhancement-funds