REDI Lunch & Learn Series

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The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is proud to present a new REDI Lunch & Learn series. This fresh and informative series will be spontaneous and conversational in its approach to talk about issues that are timely and relevant.

This will be a space for us to connect to discuss how we can transform our culture and foster communities that are welcoming, safe, inclusive, and anti-racist. Each session will provide an opportunity for the participants to engage in a Q&A or to simply to reflect on the conversation.

These sessions will be facilitated by our REDI Advisors and the REDI Assistant Dean, Equity Diversity Inclusion. This exciting series will be offered every week starting in March 2022.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences, being part of this transformative process, or simply learning from others, we welcome you to join one of our sessions. Find details on the REDI Events page

What to expect?

  • Highly interactive spaces
  • Dialogue with experts
  • A safe co-learning environment
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels

When and where?

  • Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (PDT)
  • Zoom and in-person
    • Please note that these events will not be recorded
  • Find details on the REDI Events page


Please contact REDI with any suggestions you have for upcoming sessions.


Robyn Campol is an advisor in the Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. As the Learning Environment Advisor, Robyn supports the education units to create respectful, inclusive, anti-racist and discrimination-free learning environments in which students feel safe to participate without fear of mistreatment or reprisals. In addition to providing advice and guidance to decision makers Robyn can assist Programs to resolve mistreatment or learning environment concerns through coaching, skill building and education, facilitation and mediation, and by conducting inquiries and investigations.

Dr. Maria Hubinette provides leadership in the development of EDI initiatives across the Faculty of Medicine by promoting the UBC Inclusion Action Plan and by supporting groups and units within the Faculty to engage in culture change.

Read the Message from the Assistant Dean Equity Diversity Inclusion

Dr. Neila Miled is the Anti-Racism Advisor in the Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Neila brings academic expertise in anti-racism education, first-hand experience with systemically marginalized and under-represented groups, and a social justice and equity lens. Neila is responsible for providing advice, developing and delivering a collaborative, anti-racist education and skill-building program, and for implementing and sustaining strategic best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion. In collaboration with the REDI team, she will work towards facilitating and implementing organizational change strategies to create systemic change and foster a safer, more respectful, equitable and inclusive learning and working environment.

Learn more about Neila in her Community Voices profile

Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup is an advisor in the Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI). Thlaapkiituup is from the diitiidʔaaʔtx̣ – Ditidaht First Nation, one of fourteen Nuuchahnulth Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As the REDI Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, Derek provides leadership and support across the Faculty to help create and sustain learning and work environments that incorporate standards of cultural safety and humility and that are free from Indigenous specific racism and discrimination. Derek promotes inclusion of an Indigenous perspective in all Faculty initiatives. Derek also works closely with the Director, Indigenous Engagement to implement the Faculty’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in a way that will best support the formal commitments made to Indigenous peoples for a better and just future. This important work will also create opportunities for students, staff and faculty to engage with Indigenous people and communities in meaningful ways, and to begin anew the creation of redressing what we believe ourselves to be - as Indigenous peoples, and as Canadians.

Read the Message from the Indigenous Initiatives Advisor

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