Understanding Upstander Engagement & Skill Building

Join us for the April 21 REDI Lunch & Learn session

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An opportunity to learn more about the Faculty of Medicine’s Upstander Engagement Model and discuss the skills required to be an ideal Upstander

Facilitator: Robyn Campol

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT


Please note that the event will not be recorded

What Will I Learn?

  • Recognize the strategies that will promote engagement, including being an upstander.
  • What does it mean to be an Upstander?
  • Recognize strategies to respond if an Upstander approaches you to discuss a concern.
  • Using scenarios and role-play, to practice the skills associated with being an Upstander

Robyn Campol is the Learning Environment advisor in the Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.  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.



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 Session

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

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