A global movement, Pink Shirt Day grew from an act of kindness in Nova Scotia when a group of students supported a fellow student being bullied for wearing a pink t-shirt to school.
UBC ITs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee (EDI) encourages everyone to celebrate Pink Shirt Day that in turn helps raise awareness about the negative impacts caused by bullying, and the importance of fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment at work, school, and home. Through the simple act of wearing a pink shirt, people around the world unite, show their solidarity, and celebrate diversity, inclusion and tolerance.
In the spirit of spreading kindness and advocating for those who need it, we invite you to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 22. by wearing something pink or by downloading a Pink Shirt graphic for your personal use or as a Zoom or Teams background.
Don't have a Pink Shirt?
Pink shirts can be purchased at the Bookstore on either campus, or online - https://the.bookstore.ubc.ca/Catalogue/ubc-bookstore/apparel/clothing/shirts/pink-shirt-day-t-shirt-2023
- Access resources and training on the UBC bullying and harassment prevention website.
- Find resources for individuals and leaders to contribute to Building a respectful online work environment.
- Explore UBC's commitments to a diverse, inclusive, safe and vibrant workplace, as detailed in the Focus on People 2025 framework as well as the Inclusion Action Plan.
- Show your support by downloading a Pink Shirt graphic for your personal use or install it as a Zoom or Teams background.