Presence of fair and just processes that promote access to opportunities by providing support based on individual and group needs


Our required mindset about this value

We believe that for each of us to reach our full potential we need access to opportunities, resources and supports that fit our individual needs and recognize different starting points.

That access to health and education is a basic human right.

We believe that creating equitable environments nurtures the dignity of others.


Examples of how we would express this value

Ensuring every person – regardless of race, ethnicity, background or social position – has what they need to reach their full potential.


Examples of our everyday behaviours that demonstrate how we actively live the value

  • Prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusion in the development and review of Faculty policies, practices and procedures.
  • Actively promoting social justice, challenging racism and discrimination, and addressing disparities and inequities.
  • Removing barriers and taking action to enable greater access to health, education and work opportunities.
  • Ensuring equitable distribution of resources so that everyone can fully participate and achieve their goals, while advocating with those that cannot.

Share your Story

We want to hear from you. Every day faculty, staff, students and learners around the province are bringing our vision and values to life. Nominate a colleague to profile or share your story by email at communications.med@ubc.ca

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