Equity & Diversity

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:

  • Biennial survey of Faculty, next due in 2021
  • Equity Checklist for all new Faculty Recruits
  • Standardized advertising and interview process for leadership positions
  • Unconscious Bias training for Chairs of Selection committees
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement for new recruits
  • Testing a novel method for reducing bias and avoiding groupthink in selection procedures called DaVne led by Dr. William Harper
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
Dr. Sonia Anand, Associate Chair Equity and Diversity (ACED)
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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!



Advisory committee

Sonia Anand MD, PhD

Full Biography



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Selection committees



Resources

 

Our Department 2019


The equity and Diversity survey was administered in Jan 2019. This survey was undertaken to better understand issues of equity, diversity and professionalism within our Department. The survey was administered to all GFTs by email in an anonymous fashion. The response rate was 199/330 = 60%.
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Racism in Medicine


Dr. Anand, June 2020
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Indigenous
Initiatives


Currently, the Department does not have any Indigenous faculty members. Our learning comes from involvement with the Indigenous Health Initiatives in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Individual non-Indigenous Department members do work with Indigenous partners in education and research.
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Department of Medicine Equity Checklist and Guidelines. 
Equity and Inclusion Office. McMaster Equity and Inclusion Policies.
Canadian Medical Association. Equity and diversity in medicine. Policy document. 2019-Dec-07.

Gender

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. 

Ethnicity/Race

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

Indigenous Health

Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health edited by Margo Greenwood, Sarah De Leeuw, Nicole Marie Lindsay, Charlotte Reading. 
Faculty of Health Sciences. Indigenous Health Initiatives. 

Physicians with Disabilities

Physicians with disabilities often undervalued. CMAJ News. April 20, 2017.
Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities

LGBTQ2

The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada. Report of the Standing Committee on Health by Bill Casey, Chair. June 2019.

Other

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.


 



 


Advisory committee

Sonia Anand MD, PhD

Full Biography

Sonia Anand MD, PhD

Full Biography