Invitation to Demystifying Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Join us for the March 17 REDI Lunch & Learn session

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In this session, participants will discuss why engaging with equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is important in creating just and healthy communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging. They will also identify how oppression operates. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss how to engage in the learning journey to facilitate a strong commitment to EDI. This is part of the REDI Lunch & Learn Series.


Please note that the event will not be recorded

Topic: Demystifying Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Starting the Journey of Learning and Unlearning

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT

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

What Will I Learn?

  • Discuss the importance of engaging with EDI
  • Learn about the major concepts related to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Identify oppression and how it operates
  • Discuss strategies to learn and to unlearn

What is the REDI Lunch & Learn Series?

The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion is proud to present a new REDI Lunch & Learn series featuring our team of advisors: Robyn Campol, Dr. Neila Miled and Derek Thompson. This fresh and informative series will be spontaneous and conversational in its approach to talk about issues that are timely and relevant. These sessions will also highlight the importance of showing up to these necessary conversations with presence and persona – so bring your very best of curiosity and energy!

Each session will also provide an opportunity for the participants to engage in a Q & A or to simply to reflect on the merits of the conversations. This exciting series will be offered weekly starting in March 2022, with each advisor presenting their own one hour session.

Upcoming Sessions

Check the REDI Events page for updates on this series and all REDI offerings

Reporting Learning Environment Concerns: The Process From A-Z

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT
  • Facilitator: Robyn Campol

Introduction to The Indigenous Initiatives Speakers Series

  • Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT
  • Facilitator: Derek Thompson

Unpacking Racism and Engaging With Anti-Racism

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT
  • Facilitator: Dr. Neila Miled