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Equity Matters Forum: Bullying persists

February 21 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pink Shirt Day (anti-bullying campaign) is on February 28 and marks the 17th anniversary of the provincial legislation which led to UBC’s Respectful Environment Statement. Yet, bullying persists. Discrimination persists.

In recognition of this day, join staff facilitators, student leaders and EDI committee members from across campus on February 21 for an informal and experimental forum on the effectiveness of active bystander training, anti-bullying initiatives, allyship training, cancel culture, and more. Through collective discussions, we hope to address why bullying persists and what we can do about it. The goal is that attendees will leave with more confidence in addressing bullying and harassment, or at least, with a new perspective on what efforts exist to make the campus a discrimination and harassment-free place.

*The University Theatre (ADM 026) can only be accessed from the outside of the Campus Administration building, on the first floor, facing the Engineering, Management and Education building.

This event is hosted by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

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What to expect

  • Meet and connect with other UBC community members
  • Brainstorm current initiatives that address bullying and harassment on campus
  • Participate in a Deep Democracy style “Soft Shoe Shuffle” and reflect on what is and is not working when it comes to these initiatives
  • Explore common scenarios of bullying and hear different perspectives on how best to address the scenario at hand
  • Refreshments will be provided

Who can join

All UBC students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome.


We are committed to hosting an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals to engage fully. As part of this commitment, we request that participants joining in person please refrain from wearing strong fragrances to be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities.

The venue is somewhat wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or require an accessibility-related measure (e.g. accessible parking, specific dietary requirements, etc.), please indicate in the registration form or contact the event lead below.

Event lead

Jenica Frisque
Equity Education Strategist



February 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Additional Info

Room Number
ADM 026
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates