The mandate of the Associate Chair of Equity and Diversity (ACED) is to measure and address inequities within the Department of Medicine by gender, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, and disability.
Current Initiatives underway:
Background: Diverse health care leadership teams may improve health care experiences and outcomes for patients. We sought to explore the race and gender of hospital and health ministry executives in Canada and compare their diversity with that of the populations they serve.
Authors: Anjali Sergeant, Sudipta Saha, Anushka Lalwani, Anand Sergeant, Avery McNair, Elias Larrazabal, Kelsey Yang, Orly Bogler, Arti Dhoot, Dan Werb, Nazlee Maghsoudi, Lisa Richardson, Gillian Hawker, Arjumand Siddiqi, Amol Verma and Fahad Razak
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Thursday, March 31st, 2022, from 12:30-5:00 pm EDT, via Zoom
The 2022 Women’s Symposium will be a venue where we can bring together all individuals (both women and their allies) to consider how we might close the persistent gender gap within our work environments.
Overall Learning Objectives
By the end of the event, participants will be able to:
All faculty members who identify as women and allies of women within the Faculty of Health Sciences (and beyond) are invited to join us.
More information and registration here.
In our commitment to celebrating Black Excellence, addressing the injustices faced and amplifying the voices and narratives across the Black community, the Faculty of Health Sciences, in collaboration with members from Department of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine, HEI and Schools of Nursing & Rehabilitation Science have put together an array of events to celebrate Black Excellence during the month of February. The theme of Black History Month in Canada this year is “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day”. As such, we recognize that these dialogues are not just limited to the month of February and will continue to work to sustain these across the Faculty going forward.
Below you will find a full listing of events, details and registration information celebrating Black Excellence.
Upcoming EventsSo Often Against Us: Blacks, The Law, and Canada’s Migration History
Fireside Chat with Dr. Lawrence Hill – February 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
We encourage you to access the following resources for more events celebrating Black excellence:
Thank you to all the sponsors and contributing members for their support in celebrating Black excellence during the month of February and beyond. Special thank you to Dr. Tejal Patel and Nirosha Balakumar from the Department of Family Medicine for leading the development of these initiatives.
“By being an example, you have the ability to encourage others to take risks, show initiative, and take on leadership roles” – Ontario MPP (Scarborough – Guildwood) Mitzie Hunter>
Wednesday June 1, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 pm EDT, Hybrid Event
- Appreciate current and historical context of anti-Muslim hate
- Recognize the gaps in healthcare access and delivery
experienced by visible Muslims
- Learn how to identify gendered Islamophobia in healthcare
- Identify the learning needs to develop a safe and inclusive
More information and registration click here: Event & Agenda.
The mandate of the Associate Chair of Equity and Diversity (ACED) is to measure and address inequities within the Department of Medicine by gender, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, and disability. This webpage is to help aid the Faculty in understanding issues regarding Equity and Diversity as it applies to Faculty members. We will also post resources you may find informative when considering these concepts in your clinical, education and research roles. If you have a specific interest and would like to participate in the development of events, programs, and materials, please contact us!
Harper W, Massarella C. Transgender Care. Chair's Grand Rounds. February 4, 2021.
Anand S, Jaeschke R. Gender on Academic Medicine. McMaster Textbook of Medicine. 2018-Aug-22.
Anand SS, Anand AI. Gender Equity in Academic Medicine: Why Should We Care? Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine, 14(1), 13-15. https://doi.org/10.22374/cjgim.v14i1.289
The Lancet Series of Gender Equality, Norms, and Health.
Reid S, Chan T. Women in Academia. MacPFD Spark Podcast.
Ellis J, Otugo O, Landry A, Landry A. Interviewed while Black. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 17;383(25):2401-2404. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2023999.
Dr. Sean Wharton. City Wide Grand Rounds Talk on Anti-black Racism and Obesity Bias. January 23, 2021.
Sharda S, Dhara A, Alam F. Not neutral: reimagining antiracism as a professional competence. CMAJ. 2021 Jan 18;193(3):E101-E102. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.201684.
Dr. Ellen Amster and Dr. Sonia Anand. Race and Colonialism in the History of Medicine and Public Health Workshop. November 24, 2020.
Sarah Adjekum, Lyndon George, Dr. Ameil Joseph, and Dr. Madeleine Verhovsek. From Stories to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare. McMaster University Department of Medicine's Chairs Grand Rounds. MacPFD Spark Podcast. October 1, 2020
Canadian Public Health Association 2018. Statement on Racism and Public Health. 2018-Dec-17.
Jones CP. Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale. Am J Public Health, 2000;90(8):1212-1215
Racism and health disparities explored in Chanchlani lecture. Global Health Office. February 8, 2019.
Ibram X. Kendi. What is Anti-Black Racism? February 7, 2020.
DeAngelo, R. White Fragility, 2018
Physicians with disabilities often undervalued. CMAJ News. April 20, 2017.
The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada. Report of the Standing Committee on Health by Bill Casey, Chair. June 2019.
A brief whiteboard video to learn more about issues of EDI in Academy. Understanding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy by Dr. Sonia Anand
Brooks D, Chan T. Sponsorship & Mentorship. MacPFD Spark Podcast.