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.
- In the Midst of Grief We Are Healing: An Affinity Event for Indigenous Staff, Faculty and Students in STEMIndigenous Staff, Faculty and Students are invited to come together on October 11th from 12:30- 2:00 PM for informal conversations, community building and healing as we navigate the ongoing journey of truth, reconciliation, and redress in our communities.
- Disability in the Workplace! Interactive workshopAre you ready to deepen your understanding of disability awareness and inclusion in the workplace? Join this interactive virtual workshop developed specifically for Faculty of Medicine faculty and staff members by postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Jon Breen.
- We’re Still Dancing Around the Table: Reconstituting our Sensibilities about Truth, Reconciliation and RedressJoin us virtually on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (PST), for a conversation with Chief Bill Wilson – Hemas KlaLeeLeeKla, who will bring both truth and truthfulness about past and present contexts of Indigenous peoples’ collective struggle to negotiate their legitimate and proper place in British Columbia and Canada.
- An Affliction of Our Stories: Contemplating the National Day for Truth and ReconciliationReflections by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Director, Indigenous Engagement, in commemoration of the National day for Truth and Reconciliation.
- Thank You Message: We Welcome the Children Back HomeOn Wednesday, September 20th 2023, we were honored to welcome an esteemed panel of Survivors of the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada. We are absolutely honored and grateful for their courage, wisdom and generosity of heart and soul. Read our Thank You Message.
- UBC stands in support of 2SLGBTQIA+ communitiesUBC prides itself on our diverse and vibrant learner, scholar, and professional communities – our local and global excellence and relevance is strengthened by this diversity, including the presence and contributions of 2SLGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff.
- We Welcome The Children Back Home: The Burden of Sorrow and Survival of the Indian Residential School Experience in CanadaWatch the recording for this Indigenous Speaker Series session which brought together a panel of survivors of the Indian Residential School experience in Canada. This important session welcomed and honored these brave and resilient survivors as they lead us in a discussion about the urgency and motivation to right and write a new history in Canada that is based on a proper redress for Indigenous peoples and communities.
- Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for ChangeWatch the recording for REDI’s 2nd virtual Annual Symposium titled “Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for Change”
- Embracing Anti-racism in Health CareWatch the recording for this panel which aims to shift the focus from mere awareness of racism to concrete anti-racism actions. The panel discussion will focus on practical ways we can promote anti-racism in our healthcare environments, education, and research.
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.