What is REDI?

“When you see something that is not right you must say something. You must do something.”

John Lewis


What’s In a Name

Learn more about our office name: REDI. What does it stand for, and how does it reflect what we’re doing?


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. REDI will lead a Faculty-wide Transforming Culture Initiative and will collaborate across the Faculty, the university, and with community partners to implement action plans that will lead to systemic and behavioural change.

The Faculty of Medicine will create respectful, diverse, inclusive learning and work environments that are anti-racist and that support the exercise of human rights for all members of our community.


We acknowledge:

The Vancouver Fraser Medical Program and the Vancouver Academic Campus of the University of British Columbia are situated on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

The Southern Medical Program and the Okanagan Academic Campus of the University of British Columbia are situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.

The Northern Medical Program and the University of Northern BC are situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations.

With respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the Island Medical Program and the University of Victoria stand and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.