We strive to create a diverse and equitable space where all of our students, faculty, and staff feel respected and share a sense of belonging. When this trust is created and respected, teachers and students form an educational alliance.
As part of our educational alliance with the learner, we show unconditional respect and ensure that learners feel safe to ask questions without fear of humiliation. They learn from their successes but are supervised sufficiently to also learn from their failures.
The following resources provide a foundation for creating a learning environment which allows a learner to thrive in all our learning contexts.
Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
This module is informed by the Faculty of Medicine expectations for an inclusive environment, and provides guidance for faculty, learners and staff on how to address actions that are not aligned with those expectations. It provides an introduction to inclusion and is intended to promote collaborative discussions that result in collective learning about inclusive practices.
Inclusive Language Guide
UBC is committed to supporting teachers in implementing inclusive course design and teaching practices. The guide introduces complex inclusive language approaches, distilled into principles and examples to contextualize their use. The guide was developed through consultation with academic leadership, faculty, and students, and focuses on key areas where language could be more inclusive
For more information, The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) has been established to provide leadership across the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of professionalism, learner mistreatment, equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination.