Days of recognition

The Office of Equity Affairs maintains a list of key dates and events the University recognizes annually related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Current days of recognition

We recognize these events in different ways that include holding campus events, sending out messages, raising flags on the alternate flag pole at our Prince George campus or lowering our flags to half-mast.

This list is focused on equity, diversity and inclusion-related initiatives and does not include all the events acknowledged by UNBC.

Event Date
National Ribbon Skirt Day January 4
National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Air Disasters  January 8
Black Excellence Day January 15
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27
Black History Month February
Eating Disorder Week February 1-7
Louis Riel Day 3rd Monday in February
International Women's Day March 8
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21
Indigenous Nurses Day April 10
Administrative Professionals Day April 26
National Day of Mourning for those who have lost lives, been injured or experienced a tragedy at work. April 28
Asian Heritage Month May
Red Dress Day May 5
Nisga'a Day May 11
Moose Hide Campaign May 16
National AccessAbility Week May 25-June 1
Accessibility and Inclusion Day/Red Shirt Day May 29
Pride Month June 
World Refugee Day June 20
National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism June 23
Canadian Multiculturalism Day June 27
Disability Pride Month July 
Emancipation Day August 1
International Overdose Awareness Day August 31
Firefighter’s National Memorial Day 2nd Sunday in September
Orange Shirt Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30
Police and Peace Officer’s National Memorial Day Last Sunday in September
Women’s History Month October
Persons Day October 18
Intersex Awareness Day October 26
Indigenous Veterans Day November 8
Remembrance Day November 11
Louis Riel Day November 16
Transgender Awareness Week/Day of Remembrance November 13-19
International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6
Human Rights Day December 10
Winter Solstice December 21

Submit an additional day of recognition

Please use the form below to submit additional days of recognition for consideration at least two weeks in advance of its calendar date. Requests are subject to approval.

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