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March 2023 Newsletter | Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
REDI March newsletter
The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) shares upcoming events, stories, and links to recordings from previous speakers.
IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Jorden Hendry
Join us virtually on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 12–1 pm for a conversation with Jorden Hendry. Jorden Hendry is Tsimshian/settler and a member of the Lax Kw’alaams band, with nine years of experience contributing to reconciliation and anti-racism in the health and educational system. As a PhD student at UBC, Jorden studies Indigenous Public Health and the systems that drive health disparities.
IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri
Join us virtually on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 12–1 pm for a conversation with Dr. Kishore Mulpuri. Dr. Mulpuri is Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital.
The IBPOC Voices series centers IBPOC experiences and knowledge, and highlights how they navigate the different challenges and how they engage with equity, diversity and inclusion. It is also a space where guests talk about their vision of an equitable and just environment.
We invite you to join our second annual symposium, Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the Faculty of Medicine and Opportunities for Change on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 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.
Information on registration and symposium content will be available in the coming weeks.
Support learners and colleagues during the Holy Month of Ramadan
This year, Ramadan month starts on March 22 or 23, depending on the moon sighting. During this month many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Learn more about Ramadan and how to support fasting learners and colleagues.
Black Lives, Black Voices & Black Identities in the Faculty of Medicine
Watch the recording of this panel event, held in commemoratation of Black History Month. Learn more about the experiences of Black members of the Faculty and the challenges they face to find belonging.
My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Higher Calling To Do Better in an Era of Truth, Reconciliation & Redress with Sheila North
Watch the recording of our conversation with Sheila North, the creator of the hashtag #MMIW, a movement that advocates for the end of violence against First Nations/Indigenous women and girls. This session of the Indigenous Speaker Series was held in commemoration of February 14, the national day of action to bring justice to murdered and missing Indigenous women.