JEDI Task Force

The Designing for People Research Cluster is concluding in April 2024. The information provided here is for archival purposes.

No further drop-in hours are scheduled. However, if you would like to share a concern or meet with the JEDI TF before April 2024, please contact our team (see 'Who We Are' below) and we can set up a meeting for you.


DFP's JEDI Task Force was created to examine our membership makeup, to identify areas of improvement, and to propose changes that promote inclusivity and diversity.

We are part of the JEDI Health Cluster Alliance made up of eight UBC Research Excellence Clusters that contribute to health research. The goal of this alliance is to learn about inequity and oppression in a post-secondary context, to investigate strategies that the University of British Columbia and other institutions are using to combat oppression, and to create change, starting within our Clusters.

Last year, JEDI established a code of conduct and addressed accessibility needs and requirements for its annual DFP symposium. 

This year, we wanted to make the DFP spaces and events more inclusive. The best ideas come from you - the people who actually use the spaces and participate in the events so we set up monthly drop-in hours.

Previous drop-in sessions:

September 20 2023, 12pm-1pm

September 29 2023, 11am-1pm

October 20 2023, 11am-1pm

October 25 2023, 12pm-1pm

November 17 2023, 11am-1pm

November 29 2023, 12pm-1pm

January 10 2024, 5pm-6pm

January 19 2024, 12pm-1pm

February 7 2024, 5pm-6pm

Who We Are


Faculty & Staff

Additional Resources

The UBC Event Diversity Toolkit aims to gather resources and information to help event organizers consider diversity and inclusion when planning academic events such as conferences and workshops.

UBC's Equity & Inclusion Office offers a wealth of information from training and clubs you can join to resources and human rights advising.

Extended Learning offers online courses throughout the year which can count toward various Programs such as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Certificate Program and the Anti-Racism Award of Achievement Program.

The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students provides an impartial and confidential resource for students when they feel that they have been treated unfairly in the university setting.

The Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) has produced six free 45-minute courses including Power & Privilege, Systemic Racism and Stories of Resilience and Resistance. 

You can read the full President's Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Final Report or the executive summary here

The Indigenous Strategic Plan outlines eight goals and 43 actions the university will take to advance its vision as a leading university globally in the implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. 

Do you know of other resources that we should add? Or would you like the join the task force? Let us know!