Diversity in Leadership
Diversity in Leadership” in the Faculty of Medicine refers to efforts to establish inclusive and equitable principles, policies and practices to increase the diversity of leaders within medicine, with an emphasis on improving recruitment, engagement, retention, development and promotion of historically underrepresented faculty and staff among self-identified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who belong to sexual orientation and gender identity minority groups.
Diversity in Leadership Task Force
The Diversity in Leadership Task Force was established by the Dean of Medicine in January 2017 with broad representation from across the Faculty of Medicine and the university. The mandate of the Task Force was to address diversity in leadership across the Faculty. The knowledge gained from this work was used to inform strategies to support diversity, equity and inclusion in academic medicine leadership and to inform research and educational programs across disciplines.
A report with recommendations was approved by Faculty Council in July 2017.
Diversity in Leadership Working Group
The Diversity in Leadership Working Group continues the work of the Task Force. The Working Group oversees the implementation of the recommendations from the Diversity in Leadership Task Force. The Working Group also assists with identifying strategies that create pathways for recruitment and development of diverse historically underrepresented faculty and staff into senior leadership positions within the Faculty of Medicine.
Faculty of Medicine Diversity in Leadership Fund
As part of the Faculty of Medicine’s efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, a fund was established by the Dean of Medicine to support participation in leadership development programs. The funds are available to designated group members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine.
Application is closed for 2019