Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning

Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning (A-RTL) programming allows staff and faculty to cultivate teaching and facilitation practices that support anti-racist solidarity. With the aim of creating equitable learning environments and caring classroom spaces where learners who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour can thrive, A-RTL provides opportunities for educators to deepen their understanding of anti-racism and anti-racist practices at an individual, community, and institutional level. 

Sessions are offered in a way that supports scaffolded learning. Each A-RTL workshop guides participants through personal reflection, interactive discussion, and other engaging activities. By participating in A-RTL programming, educators can expect to:

  • Develop an understanding of key anti-racist topics such as power, privilege, positionality, allyship, solidarity, and oppression. Gain awareness of how to cultivate teaching and facilitation practices that support anti-racist solidarity   
  • Understand how to create equitable and supportive learning environments for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour  
  • Adopt anti-racist frameworks and pedagogies in teaching and learning contexts at UBC 
  • Identify anti-racist practices that they can implement in their role at UBC  
  • Understand how to shape the learning environment to center student experiences  
  • Recognize how the institution impacts students, staff, and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour  
  • Learn how to counter the impact of institutional systems at UBC in order to advance anti-racism 

We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge and experiences, whether they are starting their anti-racist journey or have a deep understanding of anti-racism; all are welcome. 

To learn more about A-RTL, please refer to this website 

Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work – October 26, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • October 26, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This workshop has been designed for instructors who are interested in joining conversations about anti-racism and looking for an entry point to their learning journey. This session introduces fundamental concepts such as power, privilege, and positionality, and supports participants as they integrate these fundamental concepts into their teaching and learning practices.  This session is a (more…)

Anti-Racism and Solidarity in University Settings – Nov 10, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • November 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This foundational workshop offers participants an overview of key concepts related to race, racism and systems of oppression, and explores anti-racist practices through a lens of solidarity and allyship in university settings. We situate our concepts in current events and we look at how racism shows up at UBC. We will also discuss anti-racist practices (more…)

Anti-Racism and Solidarity in University Settings – Nov 30, 2022


Event Date & Time

  • November 30, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This foundational workshop offers participants an overview of key concepts related to race, racism and systems of oppression, and explores anti-racist practices through a lens of solidarity and allyship in university settings. We situate our concepts in current events and we look at how racism shows up at UBC. We will also discuss anti-racist practices (more…)