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IGNITE: Keynote Speaker Event – Dr. Ainsley Carry
March 9 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Be inspired by Dr. Ainsley Carry our Vice-President Students who is a passionate advocate for students. Come learn about Ainsley’s extensive experience as he focuses on providing students at UBC with an unmatched learning environment. Students will have the chance to ask any questions they may have.
Dr. Ainsley Carry is a highly respected higher education administrator with more than two decades of experience. He earned his doctorate from the University of Florida and graduate degrees in Business and Law from Auburn University and the University of Southern California, respectively. He served as the Vice President for Students at Auburn University, the University of Southern California and the University of British Columbia. Carry has led major university initiatives in response to sexual violence prevention, strategic planning, and anti-racism.
Dr. Ainsley Carry is the author of “Washington Next? Disputed Monuments, Symbols, and Honorees on Campus.” Hundreds of universities still host and defend campus memorials to slave owners, Confederate soldiers, and Ku Klux Klan leaders. At the same time they purport an interest in equity and inclusion. In Washington Next? Carry analyzes the catalyst for memorial disputes on campus between 2015 and 2020. The analysis reveals important insights for how universities responded and the essential factors to consider. It also uncovers hidden dilemmas in memorial disputes.
What is IGNITE?
IGNITE is a two-week career program (March 6-17) that aims to assist international students in navigating the Canadian job market and identifying workplace requirements while fostering intercultural competence. Inspirational speakers, an alumni panel, and numerous more events are included in IGNITE. Students will be able to build job-search, interview, and networking skills, as well as understand more about the legal requirements for working in Canada.