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.
- All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden at UBC FarmThe Indigenous Research Partnership, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and The First Nations House of Learning invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm, on Friday September 30th, as one way to acknowledge, commemorate and appreciate the Canadian National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC).
- Recording: We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our ConfidenceThank you for joining us on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm (PST), for “We Are Children of Indian Residential School Survivors: Awakening Our Spirits, Our Purpose & Our Confidence”, the first session in this year’s Indigenous Speakers’ series. For those unable to attend a video recording is available.
- Diagnosing Truth, Healing and Conciliation Inside BC Health Care SystemsJoin us on virtually on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (PST), for a conversation with Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Indigenous Health. In this second Indigenous Speaker Series session, we will hear Dr. Behn Smith’s unique perspective on how health and academic systems can best approach the work in relation to the processes of Truth and Reconciliation.
- In Honor and Gratitude for All Children of Indian Residential School SurvivorsOn September 21st, we were fortunate to host Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, Dorothy Burn, April White, Jenny Gardipy, Darren Thompson, Jacob Hamilton, Nicki McCarthy, and Charles Nelson. Each of these great good people showed us all how to be truthful, compassionate and dignified. Despite the difficulties of their past, they also demonstrated an individual and shared resilience, a deep humility and a wry sense of humor about the human condition.
- Parts Known & Unknown: Exploring the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and RedressDerek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, REDI Indigenous Advisor, reflects in the lead-up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
- The Community Voices Series: Dr. OyèdéléIn this edition of the Community Voices series, meet Dr. Oyèdélé Co-chair of the EDI Committee, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences