Take the training

The Anti-racism Education Program (ARE) program is designed to provide university community members with the skills and knowledge to courageously challenge and root out systemic racism. This includes acknowledging and addressing intersecting forms of oppression – i.e., classism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and religious bigotry.

The program includes three training modules that build on each other. They are designed for all UVic students, staff, and faculty:

  • Take Level 1: Anti-racism Awareness Training builds our collective understanding of anti-racism work, starting with how to embed practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion into our school and work-life so that all members of our community feel welcomed, valued, and supported to achieve their highest potential.
  • Take Level 2: The Anti-racism Intervener/Responder Training is based on an active witness approach. This means you learn skills and techniques for how to diffuse racist attack and disrupt the hostile situation created by someone who is causing harm.
  • Take Level 3: The Anti-racism Change-maker Training equips participants with skills to facilitate anti-racism education workshops and position themselves as leaders who can mobilize others around advocating for systemic change. 


The new EQHR Anti-Racism Awareness training (Level 1 of the education program) is available online for faculty, staff and students.  Learning Central registration links are below:

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:30 am - Noon ONLINE (register)
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:30 ONLINE (register)
  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ONLINE (register)
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ONLINE (register)
  • Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:30 am - Noon ONLINE (register)
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ONLINE (register)
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ONLINE (register)
  • Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:30 am -  Noon ONLINE (register)

If you would like to register your group or unit, please contact:

Moussa Magassa, PhD
Specialist, EDI Education and Partnerships

Equity and Human Rights