Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UPDATED Apr 27 2023

UBC Vancouver Indigenous Portal
The purpose of the Indigenous Portal is to inform visitors about UBC Vancouver’s commitment to Indigenous engagement on campus and beyond, in addition to being an information resource for Indigenous students, faculty and the wider community.

Territory Acknowledgement
Acknowledging traditional territory is, for many First Nations, a long-standing practice and a regular aspect of governance relationships and ceremony. In recent years territory acknowledgements have become common across Canada as an act of respect and reconciliation at formal meetings, conferences, or public events.

UBC Faculty of Medicine Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion provides leadership across the UBC Faculty of Medicine to meet the goal of transforming our culture. REDI is a service office that will work collaboratively across the Faculty to implement changes to create safe environments in which we can all participate and thrive.

Equity & Inclusion Office
The Equity & Inclusion Office envisions a community in which human rights are respected and equity is embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life. Through its leadership, vision and collaborative action, the Equity and Inclusion Office will further UBC’s commitment to excellence, equity and mutual respect.

Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC

Equity, diversity and inclusion are necessary conditions for attracting and retaining the best and brightest students, faculty and staff from around the world. This requires that we create inclusive environments free from racism in which to work, learn and live.

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC
Indigenous Initiatives at CTLT develops and offers programming, resources, and consultations focused on Indigenous engagement in curriculum, pedagogy, classroom climate, and professional development.

To facilitate respectful and meaningful dialogue in learning spaces on campus and within the communities we work, we provide support and professional development for faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate students who are teaching in face-to-face, blended, or online classes.



2020/21 Pediatric Grand Rounds

Critical Race Theory in the ED: A Framework for Health Equity, June 18 2021

Presented by Dr. Anas Manouzi June 18 2021

Link to recording

In Plain Sight: Anti-Indigenous Racism in the BC Health Care System, Dec 11 2020

Presented by Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lanfond and Ms.Harmony Johnson

Link to recording
2020/21 Intentional WellBEing Program

Link to video library
How Racism in Our Hospitals Affects Patient Care, Oct 22 2020

Presented by Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman, MD, FRCPC, Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman works for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) as the Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer and as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Nel was also recently appointed as a new member on the Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors.

see: https://bit.ly/3yya6QH
Exploring Racism in Healthcare and Medical Education through the Lens of Mindfulness: A Conversation, Nov 27 2020

Presented by Drs. Bahar Torabi, Maria Hubinette, Tatiana Sotindjo

Panel presentation aired as part of Pediatric Grand Rounds on Nov 27 2020

see: https://bit.ly/39gviQw
From Moral Distress to Moral Resilience: Moving from Inaction to Ethical Empowerment, Nov 27 2020

PANEL: Dr. Patricia (Paddy) Rodney, RN, MSN, PhD; Associate Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Nursing; Faculty Associate, UBC Centre for Applied Ethics.

see: https://bit.ly/3PlRNUT


Positive Space, Feb 5 2021

Presented by Dr. Rachael E. Sullivan, Equity & Inclusion Office, UBC

Understand How You Can Help Raise Awareness and Visibility of LGBT2SQIA+ students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at UBC.

For staff, faculty and students. The Positive Space Campaign is a campus wide awareness and visibility initiative to make UBC more welcoming to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies in all our working, learning and living environments.

see: https://bit.ly/38oVgkE


Resilience in Healthcare, June 11 2021

Presented by Denise Findlay, M.Ed., CPCC, ACC

Denise Findlay is a bi-cultural person of Indigenous and European ancestry, proudly belonging to the Squamish Nation, who has dedicated the last 20 years to travelling throughout British Columbia and across Canada supporting Indigenous peoples in-regards to social healing with a strong focus restoring care to communities.

see: https://bit.ly/3FIVqQe




UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the TRC Calls to Action Launch

Dermot Kelleher, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health and Santa J. Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, invite you to join us as we formally launch and reflect upon the Faculty of Medicine’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action at a virtual event on June 25, 2021.

The program will feature guest speakers including Musqueam and Syilx Elders, The Honourable Steven Point (xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl) and other Indigenous leaders, as well as a panel discussion with members of the Indigenous student, faculty, staff and alumni communities (see below for a list of speakers).