Embracing Anti-racism in Health Care

The Province of BC has officially declared May 22-26, 2023 as Anti-Racism Awareness Week. In collaboration with Providence Health Care, the Faculty of Medicine REDI office is organizing a series of events and resources to commemorate this important week and foster anti-racism action across the healthcare sector in BC.

The highlight of the week is the moderated panel discussion, “Embracing Anti-racism in Health Care,” on Thursday, May 25th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. The purpose of this panel is 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.

Panelists Bios

Dr. Anas Manouzi

Dr Manouzi is practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and is a recipient of the 2020-2022 Hudson Scholar Award in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He leads various health equity and anti-racism initiatives within the Emergency Department.

Melissa Crump

Melissa Crump is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for the Provincial Health Services Authority. She has over 19 years of healthcare experience as a Registered Nurse within multiple health care settings such as youth corrections, youth mental health, gynecology, subacute and acute medicine, as well as infection control and prevention. As an Advanced Practise Nurse Leader, Melissa works within Leadership and Organization Development where her passion for improving patient and provider experience is actualized within the healthcare setting. Melissa’s passion for change, engagement and complexity science has allowed her to facilitate, consult and share her knowledge on healthcare topics, as well as those that are meaningful to the black community.

Dr. Saleem Razack

Dr Razack joined faculty at UBC/BC Children’s Hospital on January 1, 2023, after a 25-year career as a pediatric intensivist and medical educator/education researcher at McGill University.  He is a graduate of the University of Toronto.  His research Interests in Medical Education include the intersection of assessment and professionalism with representation, equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, for which he has had SSHRC and CIHR support.  He is the recipient of the AFMC May Cohen award for outstanding contributions to equity in medical education, the Haile T. Debas award for contributions to equity in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill, and the Pediatric Chairs of Canada award for outstanding contribution to Medical Education. He is excited to start anew at UBC and hopes to serve in and contribute to the vibrant scholarly community in health professions education at UBC. 

Tania Dick

Tania Dick, a member of Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet and a renowned Indigenous health care leader, has joined UBC as its first ever Indigenous Nursing Lead.

The role was created at UBC Vancouver’s School of Nursing to help guide work on reconciliation and prepare the next generation of nurses to uphold Indigenous Peoples’ human rights and end racism in health care.

Tania has survived racism and discrimination to become a specialist in Emergency and Aboriginal Health. She has been a RN in BC for 12 years and received a Masters degree in the Nurse Practitioner program at UBC in 2010 and is active in the ARNBC, becoming president elect in 2015 and president 2017-2019. Her goal is to empower nurses to use their voice, and work together to benefit both the nursing family and the health of all British Columbians


Neila Miled

Dr. Neila Miled – Anti-Racism Advisor

Topic: Embracing Anti-racism in Health Care

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST

What Will I Learn?

You will learn more about practical ways we can promote anti-racism in our healthcare environments, education, and research.