We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Clinical Professor Dr. Sue Mills as the new part-time REDI Lead at SPPH. With a strong commitment to driving positive change and passion for fostering inclusive spaces, her appointment brings valuable expertise to the School.
Dr. Mills’ involvement with the REDI committee at SPPH has illuminated the need for a dedicated individual to effectively coordinate initiatives and advance our goals. In her new role as the part-time REDI Lead, she will be supporting REDI activities and coordinating efforts to facilitate meaningful progress. Her approach to this work is deeply rooted in humility, a genuine desire for continuous learning, and a profound sense of responsibility to contribute to Truth and Reconciliation efforts. Dr. Mills recognizes the privileges associated with her background as a white settler on unceded Indigenous lands, and she is committed to using her position to address injustices.
Throughout her extensive teaching career, she has consistently been a strong advocate for student rights and well-being. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has played an instrumental role in curriculum renewal related to REDI in the undergraduate medical program. Dr. Mills’ expertise also extends to providing clinical faculty training for the REDI office, ensuring that our faculty members are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to promote an inclusive learning environment.
Her community and participatory research work has been marked by an equity lens, focusing on addressing barriers and finding solutions for individuals managing chronic conditions amidst significant health and social inequities. Her active engagement with organizations such as MOSAIC and PHS, which serve immigrant, refugee, low-income, housing insecure, ethnic minorities, seniors, and Indigenous communities, further reflects her commitment to equitable practices and meaningful community partnerships.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mills to her new role as the part-time REDI Lead, which will contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts in creating a more equitable and inclusive environment at SPPH.