Diversity Mentorship Program receives funding from Equity Enhancement Fund

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UBC Psychology’s Diversity Mentorship Program received funding from the Equity Enhancement Fund. This program provides mentorship and professional development support for students from diverse, under-resourced, traditionally underrepresented, and/or marginalized backgrounds. The program is led by Dr. Nancy Sin, an associate professor of psychology as well as a researcher in the field of health psychology.

“I am grateful for this support from the Equity Enhancement Fund! The funding will allow us to offer workshops and mentoring sessions that will support mentees from underrepresented and historically marginalized backgrounds. Our hope is that this work can contribute to promoting diversity among scholars in psychology, in addition to cultivating an environment of inclusion and belonging.”
Program Director, Diversity Mentorship Program

This fund awarded upward of $40,000 to community organizations who are working to build equity, inclusivity, and accessibility into campus life. There were 59 applicants, out of which 14 received the funding – nine from UBC Vancouver, and five from UBC Okanagan. The Diversity Mentorship Program was awarded $5,000.

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports faculty and staff-led initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBCV and UBCO. The fund is open for applications twice a year, in spring and fall.