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Beyond Diversity: Embedding a Culture of Inclusive Excellence in Medicine

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm


The UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) is pleased to invite you to join our 3rd virtual Annual Symposium. The symposium will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 3:15 PM.

During this year’s symposium, we will focus on embedding inclusive excellence into various domains of academic medicine, and discuss a range of topics including teaching, mentorship, leadership, research and patient care.

The symposium will feature Adam Neufeld, Allison Brown, Catherine Macala, Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Heather Buckley, Niresha Velmurugiah, Peggy DeJong, Saleem Razack and Wiley Chung, and will be co-moderated by Maï Yasué and Saleem Razack.



  • 12:00-12:10 — Opening Remarks: What is Inclusive Excellence? by Dr. Maï Yasué
  • 12:10-12:20 — Inclusive Excellence & Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation, with Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup & Dr. Maï Yasué
  • 12:20-2:00 — Panel 1 | Embedding Inclusive Excellence in Clinical and Curricular Environments, with Dr. Adam Neufeld, Dr. Allison Brown, Dr. Niresha Velmurugiah, & Dr. Wiley Chung, moderated by Dr. Maï Yasué & Dr. Saleem Razack
  • 2:00-3:00 — Panel 2 | Weaving Inclusive Excellence into the Undergraduate Admissions Process, with Dr. Peggy DeJong, Catherine Macala & Dr. Wiley Chung, moderated by Dr. Maï Yasué & Dr. Saleem Razack
  • 3:00-3:15 — Closing remarks