Equity and Inclusion

Waqar, a graduate student of UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies

Communicating across cultures has become an essential skill in the 21st century, one that will increase your effectiveness whether you are working with international clients, undertaking international development projects in the field, managing diverse teams or implementing inclusive practices in your community or organization.

Our courses and programs in intercultural studies and international development provide you with effective intercultural communication skills, strategies and tools to work with, train, and lead diverse people in various contexts.

Courses and Programs


Course Name
Addressing Power, Privilege and Systems (MC656)   
Anti-Racism Strategies for the Workplace (MC653)   
Certificate in International Development - Free Information Session (MD490)   
Countering Biases and Microaggressions (MC658)   
Culture, Communication and Development (MD499)   
Decolonizing and Creating Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (MC660)   
Dimensions of Development (MD500)   
Dismantling Barriers to Inclusion within Organizations (MC655)   
Education and Development (MD613)   
Engaging Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (MC609)   
Evaluating International Development Work (MD614)   
Identity and Intergroup Relations (MC601)   
Intercultural, Diversity and Inclusion Programs - Free Information Session (100% Online) (MC510)   
Internationalizing Post-Secondary Organizations (MC605)   
Introduction to International Health and Development (MD610)   
Issues in International Health Delivery (MD611)   
Leadership in Intercultural Contexts (MC608)   
Managing@UBC Intercultural (MC504)   
Migration and Displacement (MD615)   
Organizational Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Roadmap (MC657)   
Planning for Success in International Assignments (MC602)   
Principled Engagement with Indigenous People (MC652)   
Project Planning and Proposal Writing (MD612)   
Responding to Indigenous Specific Racism (MC654)   
Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication (MC501)   
Thriving in Diverse Teams (MC604)   
Training for Intercultural, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Trainers (MC607)   
Transforming Intercultural Conflict (MC603)   
Understanding Intersectionality and Identity (MC659)   



UBC Award of Achievement Program
Racism is a pervasive and deep-rooted form of oppression that is wired into the DNA of our organizations and communities. Dismantling racial injustices requires us to act with conviction, commitment and courage. The UBC Award of Achievement in Anti-Racism expands your understanding of identity, power and white privilege in the context of colonial realities. LEARN MORE

Diversity and Inclusion

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion is a part-time program designed for people seeking to build inclusive practices within organizational or community settings. LEARN MORE

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

UBC Certificate Program
Develop an equity and anti-racism lens, and gain practical strategies and skills to dismantle systemic and organizational barriers to equity and inclusion. LEARN MORE

Intercultural Studies

UBC Certificate Program
The award-winning UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies is a part-time career development program that gives you the tools to work effectively in international and multicultural settings. LEARN MORE

International Development

UBC Certificate Program
The part-time UBC Certificate in International Development (CID) meets the growing need for trained professionals with knowledge of and skills in international development issues. LEARN MORE

Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream

UBC Certificate Program
Designed for UBC managers, the part-time Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream gives participants the opportunity to complete both the Managing@UBC program and UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies. LEARN MORE