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 leads the educational component of Medicine by Design’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) plan, which aligns with U of T policies and priorities regarding the pursuit of equity and excellence.
The Committee includes principal investigators, 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 info.mbd.utoronto.ca.