Goal 1

Goal 1

Leading at all levels

Prioritize the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and respect for Indigenous peoples at all levels of UBC’s leadership and accountability structure.

Action 1

Develop Indigenous-focused committees, advisories and leadership roles across the University ensuring that Indigenous engagement is broadly integrated into all aspects of the university’s academic and operational functions.

Action 2

Ensure that all Faculties and cross-university strategies identify Indigenous engagement and the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ human rights as a specific strategic area of focus and commitment.

Action 3

Align UBC’s operating budget to provide meaningful and flexible allocations and resourcing for each goal identified in this Plan.

Action 4

Provide support for senior administrators and faculty members whose leadership advances the goals and objectives of this Plan in Faculty and operational plans.

Action 5

Work with other research universities in British Columbia, the province, Musqueam, the Okanagan Nation and other Indigenous partners to strategically review the University Act, 1996 and prepare to address any inconsistencies with the principles set out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Photo of the UBC Longhouse.

I think the onus is on leadership to acknowledge and demonstrate respect for Indigenous partnerships.

— ISP Engagement Participant