UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies wishes to express unwavering support for and commitment to inclusive education, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). As an educational institution, we’ve seen firsthand the benefit and importance of embracing and celebrating the principles of SOGI both within our community and beyond in order to create a safe space for students, faculty and staff to thrive academically and socially.
We are very concerned to hear of any human-rights based discrimination, and encourage our students, faculty and staff to uphold and support our 2SLGBTQIA+ students and communities. UBC is committed to responding to, and addressing, any concerns of human rights-based discrimination. If you are experiencing hate or discrimination, or if you witness discrimination, support is available. Below is a list of available supports and resources at UBC:
- If you believe you or others are in physical danger, contact Campus Security (call 604 822 2222) or the police (call 911) immediately.
- You can request an advising appointment with an impartial human rights advisor at the Equity and Inclusion Office.
- The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students is an independent, impartial, and confidential resource that supports students in addressing and resolving concerns about unfair treatment at UBC.
- The University provides a wide range of health and wellness resources, including counselling services.