Arts stands with our 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Dear UBC Arts community,

There is no place for hate and disinformation at UBC. Denying basic human rights to members of sexual and gender minority communities is unacceptable. Our 2SLGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff deserve to feel safe and supported. Any act of discrimination, oppression, prejudice, hate and violence will not be tolerated.

We are working with UBC leadership on changes to how course information is displayed and shared.

As a Faculty, we value our diversity, and aspire to foster an inclusive space and respectful environment for staff, students, and faculty to live, learn and work. It is our job as educators to help our community embody compassion and understanding. We will continue to support all forms of scholarship, teaching, and activism designed to deepen our knowledge of the experiences faced by sexual and gender minority communities.

We refuse and denounce hate in its myriad forms and are steadfastly committed to ensuring the safety of our learning, teaching, research and engagement communities.

For community members seeking supports during this time, the following resources are available:

  • In case of an emergency or to report an incident of hate please contact 911. For safety and security planning or to report a non-emergency incident contact UBC Campus Security Vancouver (604 822 2222)
  • For confidential advising on experience of harassment and discrimination, please contact the human rights team (604-827-1773) at the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.
  • Students can also access:
  • Employees can access counselling support through the Employee & Family Assistance Program (1-866-424-0770).
  • Download the UBC Safe App for UBC Vancouver and/or UBC Okanagan.


Dr. Clare Haru-Crowston
Dean, Faculty of Arts