Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
The Department of Medical Biophysics and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all that we do.
- recruiting students, faculty, and staff that reflect the diversity of our society.
- maintaining an environment of equity and fairness where all can work and learn.
- assuring that our programs and curricula prepare our graduates to meet the needs of the diverse communities they will serve in their careers in Canada and around the world.
For more information, please see the Faculty of Medicine Diversity Statement.
Learn more about how the Faculty of Medicine fosters and promotes equity, diversity and inclusion by visiting the Faculty EDI Website.
Code of Conduct
MBP fully embraces the University of Toronto statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). In that context, all members of the department will:
- incorporate consideration of EDI in student recruitment, training, and evaluation as well as faculty recruitment, retention, and promotion, toward the goal of greater diversity in the MBP faculty and in the professions pursued by MBP graduates, reflecting broader society.
- identify unconscious bias disadvantaging specific groups and develop strategies to mitigate its impact in all departmental activities.
- encourage open discussion of EDI issues that is respectful and evidence-based.
The Medical Biophysics Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee meets regularly to discuss and address issues related to EDI within the department. This committee also develops outreach workshops and hosts EDI seminars which all MBP students and faculty are encouraged to attend.
|MBP EDI Committee Member||Position|
|Vinayak Bhandari||Yr 4 PhD student in Bristow/Boutros lab|
|Stecia Marie Fletcher||Yr 4 PhD student in O’Reilly lab|
|Dr. Thomas Kislinger||MBP Professor and MBP Dept Chair|
|Dr. Bojana Stefanovic||MBP Associate Professor|
Dr. Graham Wright
|EDI-Mandated Representatives on Departmental Committees||position|
|Dr. Anne Martel||MBP Professor, MBP Student Admissions Representative - Uptown|
|Dr. Thomas Kislinger||MBP Chair, MBP Student Admissions Representative - Downtown|
|Dr. Bojana Stefanovic||MBP Associate Professor, MBP Executive Committee Representative|
|Dr. Graham Wright||MBP Professor, MBP APC Committee Representative|
If you would like to know more about the MBP EDI Committee, please review the Terms of Reference.
To learn how to get involved, or if you have any questions, please email MBP EDI Committee Chair Dr. Bojana Stefanovic.
Share Your Thoughts on Inclusivity in MBP
We are determined to continue educating ourselves on the many academic and societal structure gaps that exist and we want to hear your thoughts on what the department can do to be more inclusive of minority groups. Please share your thoughts here.
Departmental/University of Toronto EDI Resources
- The MBP EDI Committee ran a department-wide survey on demographics and initiatives in the fall of 2018. Faculty can see these results by logging in to QUERCUS. If you are a current MBP student and wish to review these results, please contact Dr. Bojana Stefanovic.
- University of Toronto Strategies for Recruiting an Excellent & Diverse Faculty Compliment
- The Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (Grad CRC) is a partnership between the School of Graduate Studies, Student Life and the UTGSU. Through the centre, graduates students can talk confidentially to a member of the G2G Peer Advisor team about resources available to support grad students, conflict resolution strategies, and options for dealing effectively with any issue or dispute, including issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Individual appointments can be booked at the Grad CRC website.
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