Meet the Anti-Racism Advisor

Dr. Neila Miled is the Antiracism Advisor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI). Her role includes providing advising, training and skill-building in anti-racism education and developing, implementing and sustaining strategic best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure a respectful, safe, equitable and inclusive learning and working environment. She graduated from UBC Educational Studies with an MA (2012) in Educational Administration and Leadership and a Ph.D. (2020). She was a sessional lecturer in the Teacher Education Program for five years. Her research focuses on anti-racism education, social justice, critical multiculturalism and the schooling experiences of refugee and immigrant students in Canada. Her research is framed by multiple critical theories and epistemologies, including post/decolonial theories, critical race theory, intersectionality, transnational feminism and anti-racism. She also examines the systemic barriers that reproduce inequality, especially as she identifies as a transnational, diasporic and immigrant woman. During her graduate journey, she received several scholarships and awards, including the Canadian Federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph Armand Bombardier Doctoral Fellowship, Killam Trust Doctoral Award, and UBC Public Scholar Initiative award. Neila was born and raised in Kairouan (Tunisia), and she became an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation. Her journey of migration and immigration has informed her academic interests and career choices.


Read an Interview with Dr. Neila’s in the Community Voices series 

EDI and Anti-racism Stories and Events

  • National AccessAbility Week 2023: Social Media challenge
    May 28 – June 3 is National AccessAbility Week! We encourage you to think about what you are doing to make clinical world more accessible to patients, staff and doctors with disabilities.
  • SSC Leadership and EDI Workshop
    Join other physician leaders for an insightful and informative in-person workshop organized by the Specialist Services Committee on Saturday June 10, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm. Hear keynote speaker Dr Sanjiv Chopra discuss Leadership styles in the 21st Century and participate in a series of reflection activities and learn how to work through unconscious biases.
  • Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for Change
    Watch the recording for REDI’s 2nd virtual Annual Symposium titled “Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for Change”
  • Anti-Racism Awareness Week (May 22-26 2023)
    The Province of BC has officially declared May 22-26, 2023 as Anti-Racism Awareness Week. In collaboration with Providence Health Care, and the Fraser Health Authority, the Faculty of Medicine REDI office is organizing events and resources to commemorate this important week and foster anti-racism action across the healthcare sector in BC. We invite you to read our Anti-racism in Health Care Zine.
  • Embracing Anti-racism in Health Care
    Watch the recording for this panel which aims 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.
  • The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (May 17)
    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia raises awareness of the realities of members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities’ lives and to help erase these phobias through understanding.