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

  • Ramadan events at UBC Vancouver
    As Ramadan begins, we wish Ramadan Mubarak to all who observe this spiritual time of fasting, worship & reflection. Throughout Ramadan, student clubs will be hosting Iftars & Taraweeh Prayers for Muslim students at the UBC Vancouver campus.
  • 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.
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    Observed annually on March 21, it commemorates the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.
  • Happy Nowruz!
    What is Nowruz? and how is it celebrated?
  • IBPOC Voices: A Conversation with Jorden Hendry
    Join us virtually on Monday, April 17th, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PST), for a Conversation with Jorden Hendry. Jorden is Tsimshian/settler and a member of the Lax Kw’alaams band. As a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, Jorden studies Indigenous Public Health and the systems that drive health disparities.
  • Meet WOW (Wonderful Orthopaedic Women)
    In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2023), the Orthopaedics Department would like to recognize WOW: Wonderful Orthopaedic Women.