The UBC Black Student Union (BSU) is a student-led organization that aims to improve representation and support for Black students on campus. They host events to connect Black students across campus. You can find more information on their CampusBase page. Graduate students can also join the Black Graduate Student Network, an affiliate organization of the Graduate Student Society (GSS) dedicated to fostering connections between Black graduate students.
The Black Muslim Collective at UBC is a space for Black Muslim students to connect. Find more information on their Instagram, @bmcubc.
All students, staff and faculty on UBC campus who identify as Black can join the UBC Black Caucus, which aims to support all Black community members and improve anti-racism at UBC. You can find more info at blackcaucus.ubc.ca, plus a digital billboard of upcoming events around Vancouver.
UBC Africa Awareness Initiative: Started in 2002, this student-run organization aims to improve “discourse surrounding and including Africa at UBC.” Africa Awareness hosts various events throughout the year, including conferences, game nights and more. Visit https://ubcaai.netlify.app/ or @ubc_aai on Instagram for more info.
The UBC Black Law Students’ Association organizes networking, social and academic opportunities for Black students at the Allard School of Law. This group hosts a Black Pre-Law Conference in partnership with the law school annually in the spring, and other events throughout the year. Find out more on their Facebook page, @UBCBLSA.
Black students can attend Black student orientation on August 31 and September 1 to learn more about resources available at UBC, run by organizations including the Black Caucus and BSU Black Graduate Student Network. You can find more information on the Black Caucus website.
The Black Caucus also runs the Black Mental Wellness Initiative, which provides up to two free virtual counseling sessions to any Black community members. Find counselors’ contact information at blackcaucus.ubc.ca/black-mental-wellness-project/
The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) hosts equity events and training. It can provide conflict advising for those looking for help addressing discrimination on campus. More information can be found at equity.ubc.ca.
If you’re having an issue with a professor, a student or a staff member, the UBC Ombudsperson is an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students. You can learn more at ombudsoffice.ubc.ca.