The REDI Office is pleased to welcome Dr. Saleem Razack, Professor, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics as the Senior Faculty Advisor, Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Razack has been appointed for a three-year term effective July 17, 2023.
Dr. Razack spent 25 years as a pediatric intensivist and medical education/education researcher at McGill before joining the UBC Faculty of Medicine in January 2023. He was the first Director of McGill’s Office of Social Accountability and Community engagement. Dr. Razack’s research interests include how we teach about race and difference and exploring ways to increase opportunities to incorporate anti-racist practices in education for health professionals. Dr. Razack’s work underscores the importance of understanding equity in the context of the role our institutions play in generating injustice.
Dr. Razack’s passion and commitment to change discriminatory practices and systems in health education and health care aligns with the work of the REDI office to support the Faculty’s Strategic Plan goal to transform our culture through our learning and work environments. We are excited that he will continue to work to improve medical education, promote health equity and combat racism and all forms of discrimination as a senior faculty advisor to the REDI office.