The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) has been established to provide leadership across the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of professionalism, learner mistreatment, equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination.
- EIO Employment Equity Advisor Pilot Program: Call for ParticipantsFaculty and staff members are invited to participate in the next round of training for the Employment Equity Advisor program to develop their expertise in accessible and equitable hiring practices. This pilot program is currently focused on faculty hiring. Register for our upcoming training on March 18th, from 9:00-4:30 PM.
- Gender-affirming Care in Action: Stories and Insights from the FrontlineJoin us virtually on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (PST), for a conversation with a panel of healthcare professionals and individuals with transgender lived experiences. Gain valuable insights into the healthcare needs of transgender and gender-diverse individuals and expand your understanding of how to deliver compassionate and high-quality care to all your patients.
- Our Shared Vision: Leading Transformative Change in Health for BC First NationsThis Indigenous Speaker Series session brings together a panel of senior political representatives working across the four pillars of BC First Nations Health governance: the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA), and the Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health (TCFNH).
- Beyond Representation: Celebrating Black Excellence in BC HealthcareJoin Vancouver Coastal Health and REDI to celebrate the important contributions made by Black professionals in BC healthcare. During this session, the panelists will share their experiences navigating the healthcare work environment and emphasize the importance of recognizing and promoting Black excellence in healthcare. Read the speaker bios and register.
- Rez Rules: My Indictment of Canada’s and America’s Systemic Racism Against Indigenous PeoplesJoin us virtually on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm for a conversation with Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band and author of REZ RULES: My Indictment of Canada’s and America’s Systemic Racism Against Indigenous Peoples.
- Happy Lunar New YearLunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations for Asian communities. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Dragon and engage with events and programs happening across UBC and in the community.
- REDI’s Black Authors Book ListCelebrate the voices and stories of Black authors by exploring our curated book list. These works offer profound insights into the Black experience and its impact on history, culture, and society. Deepen your understanding of racial injustice and resilience, and join us in honoring the legacy of Black writers and their contributions to literature and beyond.
- Support learners and colleagues during the Holy Month of RamadanThis year, Ramadan month starts on Sunday, March 10th, or Monday, March 11th, 2024, depending on the moon sighting. During this month many Muslims staff, learners, and faculty fast from sunrise to sunset. Learn more about Ramadan and how to support fasting learners and colleagues.
- PolarizationAccording to Courageous Dialogues: Moving Beyond Polarization project, “Polarization is a complex social dynamic that occurs when an issue that involves many different people, concerns and opinions is reduced to two opposing sides— ‘for or against’ or ‘us vs them.'” Learn more
- National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against IslamophobiaJanuary 29th is the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia. It is an opportunity to honour the survivors and victims and reaffirm our commitments to addressing Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.
- World Hijab DayFebruary 1st marks World Hijab Day, which serves as an opportunity to foster understanding, promote reflection, and celebrate the differentiated experiences of women who choose to wear the hijab.
- New Year, New You: REDI’s New Year Book ListExplore a compilation of books that have deeply inspired the REDI team in their work. Immersing yourself in the stories, lived experiences, and perspectives of individuals from various historically marginalized groups can foster empathy, understanding, and even aid in mitigating bias in your teaching and clinical practice.
- The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in CanadaWatch the recording for a conversation with Dr. Roland Chrisjohn – Kanakalut, Onyota’a:ka of the Haudenausuanee; author of “The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada” and “Dying to Please You: Indigenous Suicide in Contemporary Canada.”
- Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, A White Town, and the Road to ReconciliationWatch the recording for a conversation with Andrew Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii), authors of Valley of the Birdtail. In this Indigenous Speakers Series session, we learnt about what it means to be Indigenous in Canada, what it means for all of us to be Canadians in a newly reformed Canada, if we choose to be on the road to reconciliation.
- Our Language and Stories are Far Too Complex for Them to Understand: An Excavation of Sorts About Who We Are and Where We Come FromWatch the recording for a conversation with Dr. Paulette Steeves, author of the Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere. In this session, we learnt about the rewriting of Indigenous histories, framed through Indigenous knowledge.
With gratitude, we acknowledge that the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and its distributed programs, which include four university academic campuses, are located on traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of First Nations Peoples and communities around the province.
We respectfully acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver-Point Grey academic campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and UBC operations in Vancouver more generally are also on the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
We respectfully acknowledge that the UBC Okanagan academic campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.
We respectfully acknowledge that the University of Northern BC Prince George campus is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, who are part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations.
We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territories the University of Victoria is located and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Learn more about the Faculty of Medicine’s commitments to reconciliation.