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.
Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for Change
Register for the second virtual REDI Annual Symposium on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 9:30 am–1:30 pm. During this virtual event, hear from a diverse group of women about their perspectives on leadership, opportunities and barriers in the context of health professions practice, education and research. We will centre intersectionality and the differentiated experiences of women as we critically examine how current academic systems and hierarchies create additional barriers for women and ideas for change.
- SSC Leadership and EDI WorkshopJoin other physician leaders for an insightful and informative in-person workshop organized by the Specialist Services Committee on Saturday June 10, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm. Hear keynote speaker Dr Sanjiv Chopra discuss Leadership styles in the 21st Century and participate in a series of reflection activities and learn how to work through unconscious biases.
- A Guide to Enhancing Visual AcessibilityIn commemoration of National AccessAbility Week, read this post to learn about how to enhance designs for people with visual impairments.
- Anti-Racism Awareness Week (May 22-26 2023)The Province of BC has officially declared May 22-26, 2023 as Anti-Racism Awareness Week. In collaboration with Providence Health Care, and the Fraser Health Authority, the Faculty of Medicine REDI office is organizing events and resources to commemorate this important week and foster anti-racism action across the healthcare sector in BC. We invite you to read our Anti-racism in Health Care Zine.
- The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (May 17)The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia raises awareness of the realities of members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities’ lives and to help erase these phobias through understanding.
- 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.
- Transformation, Inspiration and Guidance: Celebrating 20 Years of Indigenous Excellence in MedicineWatch the recording for a conversation with James Andrew, a member of Lil’wat Nation’s Mount Currie Band and Associate Director of Indigenous Initiatives at the Faculty of Medicine. James Andrew has been a source of inspiration and guidance in helping to create and transform the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Indigenous MD Admissions Pathway.
- IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Jorden HendryWatch a recording for a conversation with Jorden Hendry. Jorden is Tsimshian/settler and a member of the Lax Kw’alaams band. As a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health, Jorden studies Indigenous Public Health and the systems that drive health disparities.