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Beyond Representation: Celebrating Black Excellence in BC Healthcare

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Vancouver Coastal Health and Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Respectful Environment, Diversity, and Inclusion on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (PST) for “Beyond Representation: Celebrating Black Excellence in BC Healthcare” to learn about and celebrate the important contributions made by Black professionals in BC healthcare. During this session, the panelists will share their experiences navigating the healthcare work environment and emphasize the importance of recognizing and promoting Black excellence in health care.


  • Aisha Sallad, Midwifery Student Manager, UBC
  • Barbara Sutherland, Director, Coastal and Acute Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Dr. Oluseyi Malomo, Staff Psychiatrist, Fraser Health & Clinical Instructor, UBC
  • Dr. Taru Manyanga, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia


  • Madison Tardif, Equity Advisor, REDI, FoM, UBC
  • Oluwaseun Ajaja, Regional Manager for Anti-Racism, Vancouver Coastal Health

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