Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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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.

This includes:

  • 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


Member Since

Valerie Beland

MBP Graduate Student

Jan 2023

Charlie Berger

MBP Recruitment and Communications Officer

Sept 2018

Lubna Burki

MBP Graduate Student

Jan 2023

Dr. Jean Chen

MBP Associate Professor and EDI Committee Chair 

July 2022

Dr. Laurie Ailles

MBP Professor and MBP Dept Chair

Jul 2023

Liam Lawrence

MBP Graduate Student

Nov 2022

Dr. Alexandra Rink

MBP Assistant Professor

Jun 2021

Dr. John Sled

MBP Professor and MBP Dept Vice Chair

Renewed July 2022

EDI-Mandated Representatives on Departmental Committees


Dr. Jean Chen

MBP Associate Professor, MBP Executive Committee Representative

Dr. Greg Stanisz

MBP Professor, MBP Student Admissions Representative - Uptown

Dr. Laurie Ailles

MBP Chair, MBP Student Admissions Representative - Downtown

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. Jean Chen.

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.