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.
- 14 Not Forgotten CeremonyJoin UBC students, staff and faculty on December 6 at 11 am for the Annual 14 Not Forgotten Ceremony to remember the 14 women who lost their lives and stand against violence towards women. This event is organized by the Engineering Undergraduate Society and the Faculty of Applied Science EDI.I Office. It will be held at the Kaiser Atrium.
- EDI Action Network: Building a Culture of AccessibilityJoin the next gathering of the EDI Action Network on Dec 4th to explore how you can build a culture of accessibility in your unit. Members of the UBC Accessibility Committee and Disability Affinity Group will share their perspectives on promising accessibility initiatives and practices at UBC and the complex intersectionality between disability and other forms of identity, including, but not limited to, gender, race and sexual orientation.
- Conflict TheatreConflict Theatre offers faculty and staff the opportunity to explore and embrace conflict in the workplace using the tools of theatre. Learn more and register for one of the upcoming sessions.
- Enhance your disability inclusion literacy with these online UBC eventsJoin the UBC Centre for Workplace Accessibility in recognizing the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) by participating in a series of online webinars to enhance your disability inclusion literacy. The event series, running from November 27 to December 1, aims to raise awareness and promote inclusive practices in UBC workplaces
- Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, A White Town, and the Road to ReconciliationJoin us virtually on Thursday, Dec 7th, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (PST), for a conversation with Andrew Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii), authors of Valley of the Birdtail. In this Indigenous Speakers Series session, we will learn 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.
- 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.
- UBC Orthopaedics Staff and Residents Engage in the KIAROS Blanket ExerciseUBC Orthopaedics recently participated in the transformative KIAROS Blanket Exercise, walking the path of Indigenous and non-Indigenous history to deepen empathy and underscore the crucial role of trainee involvement in shaping a more empathetic and informed healthcare community.
- Welcome Harpreet Ahuja and Madison TardifMeet Harpreet Ahuja and Madison Tardif, REDI’s new Equity Advisors.
- Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20)Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
- 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.
- We’re Still Dancing Around the Table: Reconstituting our Sensibilities about Truth, Reconciliation and RedressWatch the recording for a conversation with Chief Bill Wilson – Hemas KlaLeeLeeKla, who brought 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.
- 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.
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.