Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
The Department of Medical Biophysics and the Temerty 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 Temerty 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.
EDI Committee Members
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||Member Since|
|Ramy Ayoub||MBP Student||Nov 2020|
|Monica Bell Villa||MBP Student||Jan 2020|
|Charlie Berger||MBP Recruitment and Communications Officer||Sept 2018|
|MBP Student||Feb 2021|
|Dr. Nilesh Ghugre||MBP Assistant Professor||Nov 2020|
|Cindy Ha||Yr 3 PhD student in the Harding lab||July 2020|
|Kristine Keon||Yr 2 MSc student in the Rubinstein lab||May 2019|
|Dr. Thomas Kislinger||MBP Professor and MBP Dept Chair||Sept 2018|
|Dr. Alexandra Rink||MBP Assistant Professor||Jun 2021|
|Kayley-Jasmin Marchena-Romero||Yr 2 MSc Student in the MacIntosh lab||July 2020|
|Dr. John Sled||MBP Professor and MBP Dept Vice Chair||May 2020|
|Anastasia Smolina||Yr 2 MSc student in the Sled lab||Oct 2019|
|Dr. Bojana Stefanovic||MBP Associate Professor||Sept 2018|
|Dr. Graham Wright||MBP Professor||Sept 2018|
|EDI-Mandated Representatives on Departmental Committees||Position|
|Dr. Greg Stanisz||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.
Form for Disclosing Concerning or Inspiring Personal Interactions
The MBP EDI committe has created an online form that MBP learners, staff and faculty can use to make the department aware of personal interactions that either fall outside the norms of professional behavior or are exceptionally positive, inclusive and inspiring. While the University has policies and procedures in place that deal with harassment, a range of behaviours do not meet this definition of mistreatment, yet can affect one’s well being and ability to function in a learning environment.
The Department seeks to become better informed about particularly positive or negative behaviours that are experienced or witnessed by members of the department. This information will be used to improve departmental policies and procedures and develop new educational offerings that promote positive personal interactions. When preferred, disclosures can be made anonymously: doing so does not in any way limit the rights of the individual to seek recourse through other mechanisms, but it will confound our ability to ensure proper support mechanisms are in place for the person making the disclosure.
This form is NOT FOR EMERGENCIES. If you are concerned about impending harm to yourself or others you should call 911 or seek immediate assistance. You should submit a form only after safety is ensured.
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
- Advancing Women in Science, Medicine and Global Health. The Lancet. Volume 393, Number 10171. p493-610, e6-e28.
- 'The Art of Leadership for Women' Conference Summary, April 12, 2019.
- Athena SWAN is an Ugly Duckling. Times Higher Education.
- Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity. The Scientist.
- New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only. The Scientist.
- What You Don't Know: The Science of Unconcious Bias. Association of American Medical Colleges.