In light of the recent shootings in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian racism in the past year, we would like to join President Santa Ono and the Faculty of Applied Science in acknowledging and condemning harassment and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and all forms of discrimination. These are long-standing issues which have affected members of our university and Vancouver communities, and we reaffirm our commitment to stand in solidarity with those facing racism and discrimination, and to provide a safe and respectful environment for our students, faculty and staff. Please find the APSC statement and resources below. You can also reach out to the Mechanical Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, on behalf of UBC Mechanical Engineering
UBC Applied Science Condemns Anti-Asian Harassment and Violence
Recent escalations of anti-Asian harassment and violence, including last week’s shooting in Atlanta, are horrific reminders of the racism faced by the Asian and Pacific Islander community every day.
UBC Applied Science condemns these acts in the strongest possible terms. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our community.
A list of resources has been compiled for anyone who has experienced or is concerned about discrimination and harassment at UBC:
Be a better bystander
“Racism and bias have no place in our community and that we have zero tolerance for it.”
— UBC President Santa Ono
Original APSC statement posted here: https://apsc.ubc.ca/news/2021/03/ubc-applied-science-condemns-anti-asian-harassment-and-violence