EDST 498A: Creating Inclusive Spaces, Advancing Equity, and Using Anti-Racism Pedagogy

JULY 25 – AUGUST 11 (MONDAY TO THURSDAY*)   9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

*During the week of August 1, the course will run Tuesday, August 2 to Friday, August 5 to accommodate BC Day

Format: Online – synchronous


The course will allow students to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the nature of societal power structures in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion in Canada; and as a result, how social norms shape individual identity. The course will provide strategic tools to address situations that involve discrimination, harassment, and denial of rights. In addition, it will provide example lessons, scenarios, and readings.

Collaboratively, these issues will be discussed and lesson ideas will be shared for the purposes of classroom instruction. The course will allow participants to design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue that can be utilized in their future classes.

After this course, participants will:

  • review issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in society, school and classroom – with a specific focus on power structures.
  • explain and demonstrate the benefits of a diverse literature-based program
  • explore and describe instructional strategies to teach equity – look at some units/lessons
  • distinguish anti-racist pedagogy/genres of text used in various areas of the curriculum (social studies, science, arts, etc.)
  • describe and compile resources and strategies that address diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and First Peoples’ Principles of Learning.
  • increase their metacognition strategies and routines
  • reflect on their learning, perspectives, connections, and development of materials
  • create either a physical or digital escape room activity exploring one topic from their subject of study

Dr. Andrea Dulay

Dr. Andrea Dulay is an adjunct professor in the Language and Literacy Department of the Faculty of Education at UBC Vancouver.  She has taught a variety of courses in the Department of Language and Literacy at UBC, but her focus is literacy practices, assessment, and anti-racist pedagogy.  Her doctoral work examined the experiences of second-generation Indo-Canadian students with BC provincial exams.  Dulay’s teaching in the Bachelor of Education program focuses on English language learning methodologies, multiple literacies combined with assessment; in addition, she incorporates anti-racist pedagogy in her teaching and encourages students to meaningfully design lessons/units with First Peoples Perspectives of Learning. She is interested in researching best practices in language, learning assessment, anti-racist pedagogy, and disseminating these practices to teacher candidates in the teaching education program. Her 25 years of experience as a teacher in the K-12 system compliments her work in the teacher education program.

For the last 25 years, Dulay has worked as a BC educator in the K-12 system in many capacities.  Since 2009, Dulay has served as a UBC Convocation Senator working with various Senate sub-committees with the most recent being the Senate Curriculum Committee. She was also appointed as the BC Agent, by the Ministry of Education, to some BC offshore schools in Asia.  Her work in the K-12 BC school system has allowed Dulay to share first-hand experiences and best teaching/learning practices in classrooms combined with pedagogical research.

Andrea Dulay was born in Vancouver but has lived in Richmond BC since 1970.  She is a product of the BC public school system. UBC has been an important part of Dulay’s life as a student, instructor, researcher, senator, and parent of a UBC student.

How to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.