Anti-Racist Teaching Workshops

This is an exceptionally challenging and wildly important time to be an educator, as our students grapple with isolation from their regular social connections, a new educational landscape, traumatic images in the media, and some big questions that arise as a result of current events. Sometimes referred to as a “double pandemic,” the systemic racism resulting in George Floyd’s murder and the COVID-19 crisis have created circumstances that challenge us to reflect, unlearn, look inward, and imagine new ways to generate educational – and societal – change. These workshops are for UBC faculty, staff, and educators who wish to cultivate a teaching or facilitation practice that serves as a form of solidarity, and is premised upon research and popular education pedagogy in the areas of anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. 

Participants will be guided through reflection on their own roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning. These workshops also include the identification and intensive unpacking of harmful phrases that can lead to further marginalization of racialized or excluded students. Particular attention will be paid to helping educators with specific teaching strategies, practical tools, and relevant resources for their teaching practice.

We welcome participants from a broad spectrum of existing knowledge on these topics, all the way from an introductory level to an advanced level; All are welcome.

We are currently revising workshop offerings, and some of the workshops will return in the fall. You can find additional resources, future events and recordings of past events on the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC website. 

Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work – November 16, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • November 16, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 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 positionally, which are essential for understanding racism or developing anti-racist teaching practices. The goal of this session is that participants (more…)

Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – December 1, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • December 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series. Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous Classroom Climate or Anti-Racist Teaching workshops. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in either of these series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring (more…)