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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 is a global call to action against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances.

March 21 is an individual and collective call to action. Racism is present in our community - real change requires us to acknowledge this, educate ourselves and others and act. Learn more by reading the recent Inter-Cultural Association report on racism in Victoria.

UVic's new Equity Action Plan (EAP) is an important step toward change, guiding us in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. It provides concrete goals by which we can create the conditions in which all members of our community feel a sense of belonging.

By recognizing the experiences of racism in our community, we can take time to learn about how systems of oppression are embedded in our society and institution, and commit to actions that foster change. 


Equity Action Plan

The Equity Action Plan provides UVic with strategic direction to advance equity, diversity and inclusion and to create the conditions in which everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Library guide on anti-racism

This library guide provides suggested readings, books and videos to support your reflective and teaching practices about anti-racism. 

Anti-racist history & theory

Learn about anti-racist history and theory with these helpful factsheets, created by UVic students in the departments of history and gender studies as well as social justice studies under the tutelage of Dr. Georgia Sitara. 

Preferential & limited hiring

Our preferential and limited hiring program helps the university achieve diverse and equitable representation in the workplace. 


Student Life Grant & Anti-Racism Supplement

Up to $1,000 is available for student-led initiatives that enhance student life at UVic through the Student Life Grant. An additional $500 is available through the Anti-Racism Supplement for initiatives that focus on addressing racism, using anti-racist strategies. 

Anti-Racism Initiative Grant

These anti-racism initiative grants are intended to support faculty and staff to design and create new course materials or revise courses, programs and curricula that will help fulfill UVic’s commitment to anti-racism.