Dr. Wright Appointed as Senior Advisor on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

From UBC Education:

We congratulate Dr. Handel Kashope Wright on his appointment as the Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence.

In addition to advising President Ono on addressing issues of race, racism, representation and inclusive excellence, Dr. Wright will liaise with senior leaders, support the implementation of the Inclusion Action Plan, and develop an effective outreach strategy to the UBC community to advance understanding of race, racism and anti-racist strategies and facilitate town/gown relationships with anti-racism groups and communities of colour.

The Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs and the Senior Advisor on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence will work together to find intersections and collaborative opportunities.

Dr. Wright is a Professor at the Faculty’s Department of Education Studies, as well as the Director of Centre for Culture, Identity and Education. His work focuses on continental and diasporic African cultural studies, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research, and cultural studies of education. Dr. Wright’s current research examines post multiculturalism, youth identity, and belonging in the Canadian context.

Dr. Wright received a B.A. from the University of Sierra Leone, an M.A. from the University of Windsor, and an M.Ed from Queens University. He completed a Ph.D. in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Also, Dr. Wright has been Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies and David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education.