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April 2023 Newsletter | Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
REDI April newsletter
The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) shares upcoming events, stories, and links to recordings from previous speakers.
Transformation, Inspiration and Guidance: Celebrating 20 Years of Indigenous Excellence in Medicine
Join us virtually on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 12–1:30 pm for a conversation with James Andrew, a member of Lil’wat Nation’s Mount Currie Band and the 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. In 2022, the Faculty of Medicine community celebrated 20 years of the Pathway as well as the Indigenous Family Medicine Residency Program, and over this time period more than 120 Indigenous doctors have graduated and are now serving communities across the province as family doctors, surgeons, pediatricians and more.
Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the Faculty of Medicine 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.
UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety: Creating Excellence in the Arenas of Truth, Reconciliation and Academia
Join us virtually on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 12–1:30 pm for a conversation with Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-Director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Dr. Gwendolyn Point, Stó:lõ Nation, Cultural Knowledge Keeper for The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, and Courtney Smith, UBC 23 24 Curriculum Manager.
In this Indigenous Speaker Series session, they will discuss the work of cultural safety, cultural humility, and the broader work in regards to the recommendations from the In Plain Sight report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan. This important and timely dialogue will highlight the work being undertaken across the UBC Faculty of Medicine in an effort to reconcile and redress the relationship between Indigenous peoples and health care professionals and systems.
May is Asian Heritage Month. Over the last two centuries, immigrants have journeyed to Canada from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, Central and Southeast Asia, bringing our society a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities and religious traditions. Asian Heritage Month offers us an opportunity to learn more about the history of Canadians of Asian heritage and to celebrate their diverse contributions to our society.
UBC Orthopaedics READI Spotlight — Dr. Charles Bouchard
The Department of Orthopaedics READI Spotlight series features an in-depth conversation with a department member about how respect, equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion (READI) appears in their life. In this spotlight, we speak with UBC Orthopaedics Trauma Fellow, Dr. Charles Bouchard.
You Are On Indian Land: Crossing the Borders of Truth, Reconciliation and Redress
Watch the recording of our conversation with Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell of the Mohawks of Akwesasne, and director of You Are On Indian Land (1969). In this Indigenous Speaker Series session, we learn more about the broader reach of truth, reconciliation and redress.
IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri
Watch the recording of our conversation with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri. Dr. Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital.