Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are essential components of creating a progressive and respectful work environment within UBC's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and UBC Information Technology (IT).

With UBC IT Human Resources, and in partnership with the Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Central Human Resources, we are committed to transforming our practices to improve our workplace and advance the broader initiatives of the university: to build a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of work.

To ensure we start from a strong and shared understanding, we developed the following vision, mission and definitions of equity, diversity and inclusion within the context of our own unique workplace.


An inclusive, welcoming environment that values and celebrates equity and diversity.


To remove barriers to full participation, create a diverse workforce and build a sense of belonging.

We want to hear from you

The EDI Committee would like to hear your suggestions on how we can help promote and celebrate equity, diversity and inclusion within your team or within the portfolio at large.

Share your thoughts through an anonymous webform or email us at it.edi@ubc.ca


Individuals have access to growth, opportunities, and treatment according to their unique needs.


Team members have a variety of backgrounds lived experiences and perspectives.


Individuals feel supported, valued and respected at work.

UBC IT EDI Committee

Initiated by UBC IT HR, UBC IT and the OCIO, an EDI Committee was established to develop and operationalize an IT Inclusion Action Plan to align with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and UBC's broader equity and anti-racism commitments. Voices and perspectives from across the portfolio meet to identify the best opportunities to advance IT's EDI priorities and build an inclusive workplace for all.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Erin Trifunov, Client Services Manager UBCO
  • Facilitator: Jeeva Delraj, Director AVP IT & CIO Human Resources
  • Ivan Arlantico, Administrative Coordinator
  • Zoe Armer, Program Manager Cybersecurity
  • Alex Chen, Manager, Digital Solutions
  • Saikat Ghosal, Senior Solutions Architect
  • Yvonne Hopkins, Content Strategist
  • Elizabeth Kinney, Senior Manager, Learning Applications
  • Megan Lau, HR Specialist
  • Jenny Mackay, HR Manager
  • Keelin O'Reilly, Cybersecurity Network Analyst
  • Robert Stout, Team Lead, Desktop Services
  • Shirley Tanoto, AD Engagement Services – Administration
  • Oana Toma, Senior Business Analyst, IRP
UBC IT & OCIO Inclusive Action Plan

UBC IT & the OCIO is currently engaging in a proactive planning process that intentionally considers our resources, infrastructure, incentives, and accountability needs to determine how best to position our teams to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in a sustainable and iterative way.

The UBC IT Inclusion Action Plan will outline which of UBC's Strategic Equity and Anti-Racism Framework objectives we will focus on and the specific actions and initiatives we will implement to support these goals. An important part of this plan includes the ongoing tracking and reporting on our progress and shared learnings to support the continuous improvement of our efforts to ensure that UBC IT provides an inclusive, welcoming environment that values and celebrates equity and diversity.

More details on this plan and our progress will be shared soon.

EDI Resources

UBC is committed to inclusion and all of us can play a role in building a more welcoming and respectful campus community.

The Equity & Inclusion Office works with a range of university partners on initiatives and projects that seek to advance equity, diversity and inclusion across academic and operational settings.

To learn more about how you can access support and resources visit the Equity & Inclusion Office's website.

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