Office of Professionalism, Equity and Diversity

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Cultivating a Diverse Community

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is committed to having a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members. We know that when diverse voices and experiences lead education, science, and clinical medicine, we learn and grow in remarkable ways. At CSM, we aspire to reflect the rich diversity of the community we serve, where every member is actively engaged and treated as a valued contributor in a collaborative and innovative Faculty.

In the spring of 2021, we conducted a census of all members of the CSM community (learners, faculty and staff) in order to obtain a clearer picture of the CSM community.  By analyzing the amalgamated responses, we can identify areas where we may not be meeting our diversity goals and can design services and interventions to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the CSM.

Thank you to all who participated.  And for those who entered the prize draw, stay tuned - winners will be notified by the end of May. 

Email OPED@ucalgary.ca with any questions.

Nominations closed for 2021 CSM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award

The Cumming School of Medicine will recognize a member or team who has taken steps towards creating an an equitable, diverse, inclusive culture at CSM, and/or within their community of practice through the inaugural CSM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award.

Nominations are now closed and the winner(s) will be announced in June and honoured at a faculty-wide recognition event on June 21, 2021.

Watch this space for the announcement of the 2021 CSM EDI Award!

Email OPED with questions.

 

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OPED's 2021 Building the Equity Bridge Symposium

Thanks to all who attended the 2021 symposium, consisting of the following sessions:

Promises and Pitfalls of EDI at Canadian Universities (Jan. 26, 2021)

Confronting Medical Colonialism & Health Disparities in Indigenous Peoples  (Jan. 27, 2021)

Health Equity in the COVID Era

Recordings of the presentations are now available for viewing:

Promises and Pitfalls of EDI at Canadian Universities

Recorded January 26, 2021

Presented by Dr. Malinda Smith, UCalgary’s inaugural Vice Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), and a professor of political science.  A recognized scholar in equity, diversity, and human rights in higher education and critical race theory, she is a coauthor of The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigenity at Canadian Universities.

Confronting Medical Colonialism & Health Disparities in Indigenous Peoples

Recorded January 27, 2021

Presented by two amazing physicians:

Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain, author of  Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada, social justice activist and Montreal pediatric emergency physician

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an award-winning Indigenous physician, based in Grande Prairie, AB and a is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on Indigenous health systems and health policy, institutional bias, and antiracism.

Health Equity in the COVID Era

Recorded January 28, 2021

Presented by Dr. Esther Choo, a practicing physician and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a vocal advocate for more multiculturalism, gender parity and diversity in medicine  and co-founder of Equity Quotient, and organization which monitors and addresses equity culture in healthcare organizations.

Recent publications on EDI

Recognizing and addressing implicit gender bias in medicine Katrina Hui, Javeed Sukhera, Simone Vigod, Valerie H. Taylor and Juveria Zaheer CMAJ Oct. 19, 2020 192 (42) E1269-E1270

Closing the gender pay gap in Canadian medicine  Michelle Cohen & Tara Kiran; CMAJ August 31, 2020 192 (35) E1011-E1017

Nevertheless, They Persisted: How Women Experience Gender-Based Discrimination During Postgraduate Surgical Training Allison Brown, PhD, Gabrielle Bonneville, MDCM, Sara Glaze, MD FRCSC Journal of Surgical Education July 9, 2020

Gender equity in interstitial lung disease: Leticia Kawano-Dourado, Marilyn K Glassberg, Maria Molina-Molina, Mary E Strek, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Kerri A Johannson  The Lancet July 17, 2020

Challenges for the female academic during the COVID-19 pandemic: Brooke Peterson Gabster, Kim van Daalen, Roopa Dhatt, Michele Barry  The Lancet June 18, 2020

Applicant gender and matching to first-choice discipline: a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (2013–2019):  Shannon M. Ruzycki, MD MPH;  Madalene Earp, PhD; Irene W.Y. Ma, MD PhD  CMAJ Open May 7, 2020 vol. 8 no. 2  

Proportion of female recipients of resident-selected awards across Canada from 2000 to 2018: a retrospective observational study:  Sarah Silverberg, MD; Shannon M. Ruzycki, MD  CMAJ Open April 6, 2020 vol. 8 no. 2  

Taking action against systemic racism

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) leadership team is committed to working as allies and in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) students and colleagues to truly achieve equity, diversity and inclusion within our CSM community

Please share your thoughts, questions, ideas, concerns and personal stories about systemic racism within our CSM community. Our leadership team is learning a lot from your input and is using this knowledge to determine how we’ll continue to make the changes that are necessary to truly achieve equity, diversity and inclusion within our faculty.

Please continue to share your thoughts by submitting through the online survey.

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