Message on Anti-Asian Racism

To the members of the UBC graduate and postdoctoral community:

Last week’s tragic shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, have highlighted a concerning rise in hostilities and violence directed at Asian communities. We are also aware of heightened anti-Asian acts and words of hate in Vancouver and across this country since the beginning of the pandemic. All of us at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies dean’s office strongly uphold President Ono’s recent message of solidarity with members of our Asian communities, and re-affirm our commitment to combatting all forms of racism, discrimination, and hate, here and in the broader societies in which we live, study, and work. Please see our previous message that outlines some of these commitments and activities.

Please let us know if you think there is more that Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies can do, and/or whether you would like to be involved in these efforts. We want to hear from you at

Please also note that the following resources are always available for those seeking support or someone to talk with: