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The Healthy & Inclusive Labs Committee is focused on promoting wellness and inclusion in the research community, a key part of Medicine by Design’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion across our laboratories and programs.

Healthy & Inclusive Labs Events

About the Healthy & Inclusive Labs Committee

The Healthy & Inclusive Lab Committee’s work is a key part of Medicine by Design’s commitment to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, which is critical to research excellence and our goal to strengthen the University of Toronto (U of T) and its affiliated hospitals as a world-leading centre for regenerative medicine.

The  Committee includes research/scientific associates, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, lab managers and research technicians from across the Medicine by Design community.

The Committee will create, organize and execute events and workshops that:

  • promote healthy lab environments, where all members feel supported and empowered to contribute in a meaningful way, and where open communication between lab members and supervisors ensure a common understanding of needs and expectations;
  • provide a forum for discussion and learning around systemic racism, unconscious bias and barriers to inclusion in academia; and
  • increase awareness of and promote the adoption of EDI best practices across Medicine by Design.

If you have any questions about the Healthy & Inclusive Labs Committee, please email

Healthy & Inclusive Committee Membership

Committee chair

Katie LyeKatie Lye, PhD Student, Sinai Health System,