March 20, 2023
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we highlight this free online course on anti-racism awareness developed by Dr. Bathseba Opini, UBC Education Associate Professor, Teaching, and her team.
This course is one of several initiatives the Faculty has developed to promote anti-racism education in response to the UBC President’s Task Force Report on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) report recommendations which emphasized the need for sustained anti-racism training and education. The report can be downloaded from the UBC anti-racism website.
The course was developed to support teacher educators and members of the Faculty. The curriculum content is suitable for K-12 and post-secondary students, and it is also relevant for broad audiences and a good introduction for new learners of Canadian histories. The UBC-issued certificate of completion is extremely attractive for those seeking professional development opportunities.
— Dr. Lynne Tomlinson, course facilitator and Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Community Engagement
The course will systemically cover and uncover implicit and explicit forms of historic, systemic, and institutional racisms and their colonial and intersectional impacts on marginalized peoples and their communities in the past and in contemporary times. Learners from across disciplines, professions, organizations and communities will be challenged to think critically about racism and to move from denial to awareness, action and dismantling institutional and systemic racism so as to create lasting change.
Course Title: Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action
Cost: Free (with optional $50 certificate)
Length: 7 modules
Schedule: Asynchronous and self-paced