Equity, diversity and inclusion
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences promotes and supports a community that embraces equity, diversity and inclusion, provides for equality of opportunity and recognizes the dignity of all people. These are key values to create an inclusive community for all.
Equity, diversity and inclusion are linked to all five UM strategic priorities:
- Inspiring minds through innovating and quality teaching
- Driving discovery and Insight through excellence in research, scholarly work and other creative activities
- Creating pathways to Indigenous achievement
- Building community that creates an outstanding learning and working environment
- Forging connections to foster high impact community engagement that build on the advantages of a diverse and inclusive workplace.
All learners, faculty and staff - regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religious beliefs, national origin, rurality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, language and socio-economic status - are to be valued for their individuality, advanced academic pursuits, and contributions to the diversity and functions of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Manitoba.
Our commitment to reconciliation
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences acknowledges its location on Treaty 1 Territory and obligation to provide service to diverse Indigenous communities. We are committed to implementing the Calls to Action, and pledge to further the Principles of Reconciliation from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
These efforts are detailed in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Reconciliation Action Plan, led by Ongomiizwin, the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing.
Disruption of all forms of racism
The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences takes responsibility to eliminate all forms of racism in the faculty, to promote safe work and learning environments free of racism and to intervene when witnessing any racism.
Disruption of all forms of racism resources
Top five recommended reading:
- Dismantling racism white supremacy culture
- Time to dismantle systemic racism in medicine in Canada
- Training (e.g., anti-racism, unconscious bias) is the graveyard of struggle anti-racist history
- Let’s talk: Whiteness and health
- Let’s talk: Racism and health equity
Our top five recommendations are updated each month. For additional reading, listening and viewing resources contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion office for a comprehensive list.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee acts as the main discussion and advisory body of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in relation to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Martha Ainslie, Co-Chair
Reg Urbanowski, Co-Chair
Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Office Manager, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Student, College of Pharmacy
Debra Beach Ducharme
Director, Indigenous Health
Education Services Librarian
Assistant Professor, section of Neurosurgery
Respiratory Therapy Student Council President, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Legal Counsel, Rady Faculty
Director, Planning and Priorities, Rady Faculty
Donna Martin, Associate Dean, College of Nursing
Graduate Student, Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Support staff, College of Pharmacy
Undergraduate Student, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Student Advisor and Counsellor, College of Nursing