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The COVID-19 & Society course explores how the pandemic is impacting society

August 4th, 2020 UBC ORICE is proud to collaborate with Dr. Katherine Lyon and her COVID-19 & Society course which invites students to examine COVID-19 as a global public issue, considering how pandemics inform social inequality, interpersonal interaction, and societal change locally and internationally. ORICE is supporting the course by identifying various community organizations relating […]

Gender+ and COVID-19: Data for Justice (July 16, 2020)

  On July 16th from 12.00-1.30pm PST, the Collective for Gender+ in Research will host our second online teach-in called Gender+ and COVID-19: Data for Justice. During this event, a panel of speakers will attend to the various ways data can be mobilized by and for communities during the pandemic; how communities are responding to the need for […]

ORICE Solidarity Statement 

The University of British Columbia Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (UBC ORICE) stands in solidarity with anti-Black racism protests in the United States and globally in the wake of George Floyd’s death. With others, we strongly condemn racism and violence in all its forms in Canada, the United States and around the world. […]

Gender+ and COVID-19: Politics, Policy & Pandemic (May 27, 2020)

On May 27th, 2020 the Collective for Gender+ in Research hosted an online teach-in to consider and discuss gender+ considerations during COVID-19. Speakers attended to the different ways COVID-19 impacts and is impacted by gender and intersections of sexuality, income, race, Indigeneity, and numerous other important facets of identity and inclusion. The teach-in was hosted by Nora Angeles (UBC), […]

Innovation & Hope: Community-level responses to COVID-19

The full webinar recording is now available on the event page. On Thursday, May 28, 2020 The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) at the University of British Columbia, was pleased to host a conversation with community partners from Kenya, Uganda, India and Canada who are working at the forefront of the pandemic.


To our UBC community and beyond, Now, more than ever is the time for transformative action in pursuit of a more sustainable future. The ORICE mandate is to equip students with the tools and frameworks necessary to overcome complex social and ecological challenges by supporting their learning in and out of the classroom. The current […]

Panel: Stop UnderMining Indigenous Rights! Drop the Escobal Mine

PANEL: When – Thursday, November 21st, 12:30-14:30 pm Where – UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law (Room 111) RALLY – We meet at at the LAW SCHOOL at 2:30, we MARCH to the Biodiversity Museum, arriving at 2:50, we’re RALLYING there until 4:30 The UBC Office of Regional and International Community Engagement acknowledges that this […]

Considerations for Principled Engagement with Indigenous Peoples: Workshop with Rain Daniels

When – Thursday, September 26th 5:30 – 9:00 pm Where – Global Lounge, UBC, 2205 Lower Mall   This event is happening in partnership with the Global Lounge. Complimentary food will be served at 5:30, and the workshop will begin at 6pm. As space to this free event is limited to 35 participants, please RSVP. […]

Driving Forces: 2019 Symposium on Global Sustainable Development

When – Thursday, October 17th 4:45 – 9:30 pm Where – Buchanan A, UBC, 1866 Main Mall Tickets are available for purchase HERE! The UBC Office of Regional and International Community Engagement acknowledges that this event will be held on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territory of the Musqueam people. The ORICE annual symposium on Global Sustainable […]

Leading for the Future: Gender Equality and Climate Change

Join the conversation about gender equality and climate change during International Development Week 2019. On February 7th, this speaker series explores examples of how people of different genders are uniquely and specifically impacted by climate change, as well as the kinds of leadership that is needed to address these interconnected challenges. Read more



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