This is a list of resources to keep the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry community informed. Resources external to Western University are offered as connections and opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge, not explicit endorsement. This is a non-exhaustive list and will be updated regularly.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

Schulich Continuing Professional Development EDI Checklist – direct link to PDF

Hire Western U - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Decolonization

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

Inclusive Science for All - resource developed by Council on Reforming Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Trainees (CREDIT) funded by Virtual Learning Strategy eCampus Ontario

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Universities Canada

EDI resources from Canadian and international organizations - Universities Canada

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Race, Ethnicity & Culture - Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, University of Toronto

Healthcare Excellence Canada - EDI Virtual Learning Exchange

Ontario Human Rights Commission

NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Assessing & Enhancing Department Climate: Resources for Department Chairs

EDI and Research Practices

Bias in Peer Review - Canada Research Chairs Program Unconscious Bias Module

Canada Research Chairs EDI: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention

CIHR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the Research System and a list of EDI resources that specifically focus on integrating EDI into research.

CIHR Online Training Modules: Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) Course - Government of Canada

Gendered Innovations - Sex and Gender Methods for Research (Standford University)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - EDI Resources

New Frontiers in Research Fund - Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research

NSERC Guide for Applicants: Considering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in your application

Gender and Health

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Gender Diversity - Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, University of Toronto

CIHR Online Training Modules: Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) Course - Government of Canada

Gender Bias in the Learning Environment

Institute for Gender and Health

Western Center for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children Webinar Series

Addressing Gender Equity and Diversity in Canada’s Medical Profession - Canadian Medical Association

More talk than action: gender and ethnic diversity in leading public health universities - Journal article

Working toward gender diversity and inclusion in medicine: myths and solutions - Journal article

2SLGBTQIA+ and Health


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: 2SLGBTQ+ - Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, University of Toronto

Rainbow Health Resource Library

Review of current 2SLGBTQIA+ inequities in the Canadian health care system

Teaching LGBTQ+ Health (Stanford Medicine)

The Safe Zone Project

Accessibility and Disability in Health and Academia

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Accessibility & Disability - Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, University of Toronto

Ontario Human Rights Commission - Working Together: The Code and the AODA- Online Education and Training - This 5-part eLearning series (20 minutes) is for public, private and not-for-profit sectors

Ontario Human Rights Commission – Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate – e-learning module

Disability Justice in Higher Education: A Conversation with Jeff Preston - Centre for Teaching & Learning, Queen's University [Video]

Reflecting on the past, present and future of disability in Canadian classrooms (Dr. Jeff Preston) - The Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University [Video]

Bias and Microaggressions

UCSF Unconscious Bias Training

Bias in Peer Review - CIHR Module

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain - Inclusion & Diversity - Microaggressions

Unconscious Bias Resources for Health Professionals - Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

A Framework for Integrating Implicit Bias Recognition into Health Professions Education

Professionalism: Microaggression in the Healthcare Setting

Avoiding Microaggressions in Classrooms and Online

Project Implicit - The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Bias Breakers: Continuous Practice for Admissions and Selection Committees – Open Access Curriculum

Nakae S, Palermo AG, Sun M, Byakod R, La T. Bias Breakers: Continuous Practice for Admissions and Selection Committees. MedEdPORTAL. 2022;18:11285.

Black Health and Academia

Black Health Alliance

Black Physicians of Canada - The Issues

Black Physicians of Canada - The Solutions

Black Health Education Collaborative

Black Mental Health Canada

Black Health Equity - EGAP (Engagement Governance, Access and Protection) is a framework that envisages Black communities gaining control over their collective data.

Canadian Black Scientists Network

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) - Black Health

Federation of Black Canadians - Black Pulse Healthcare

Black Canadian Studies Association

Indigenous Health and Academia

Office of Indigenous Initiatives – Guidelines for Working with Indigenous Community Members (PDF)

NOSM – Indigenous Health Learning Resource

Indigenous Primary Health Care Council

Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC)

IPAC Physician and Medical Learner Engagement Guidelines

Indigenous Health Committee - College of Family Physicians – Resources

Indigenous Health Primer (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)

National Collaborating Center for Indigenous Health

Indigenous Allyship Resources

EDI-related Incident Resources and Policies

EDI-related Incident Resources

Policies & Guidelines