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REDI Leaders

At SPPH, we are aware that there are leaders in REDI work among our students, faculty and staff. This REDI Leader feature is a space that highlights diverse voices of those at SPPH leading educational reforms, research projects, and/or workplace initiatives with the aim to foster a respectful, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment in the SPPH community and beyond.

Interested in being featured or know a REDI Leader at SPPH?

If you are interested in being featured in the SPPH REDI Leader series, or if you wish to nominate a colleague, please contact the SPPH communications team at spph.communications@ubc.ca.

Meet SPPH REDI Leader: Chelsey Perry

Chelsey Perry (she/they) is a citizen of the Nisg̱a’a First Nation with mixed Nisg̱a’a and settler European ancestry. She lives, works, and learns on the traditional unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations. Chelsey is a doctoral student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. They have research experience in Indigenous health, access to healthcare, 2S/LGBTQ+ health, and sexual and reproductive health. Chelsey has worked on several projects focused on creating training resources for researchers working with Indigenous Peoples, aligning calls to action from foundational documents (i.e., UNDRIP, TRC, MMIWG2S) to research objectives, and creating safer research spaces for Indigenous women, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit Peoples.

Chelsey joined the UBC Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee because they are committed to creating safer and more inclusive environments for Indigenous students. As an Indigenous and queer academic, Chelsey understands the importance of addressing racism and discrimination within the academic system. 

She is a board member at Living In Community supporting and advocating for the health and labour rights of sex workers. Chelsey is also a traditional Nisg̱a’a dancer and a part of the Vancouver Nisg̱a’a Dancers.