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REDI Resources

Indigenous Engagement

UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan Website

Indigenous Strategic Plan: Scroll to the bottom of this page and download the Indigenous Strategic Plan.

UBC Indigenous Portal

Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Initiative

Indigenous Research Support Initiative

ISP Self-assessment tool & Implementation Toolkit

Watch: Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Implementation Toolkit Workshop

What is a land acknowledgement?

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care

Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC – Canvas Course

Events – CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Series


Language and Land Acknowledgements

Indigenous Peoples: Language Guidelines
UBC Brand

Inclusive Teaching/Land Acknowledgements in Teaching and Learning
UBC Wiki, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Online Land Acknowledgement Resource
UBC Wiki, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Land/Territory Acknowledgement
UBC Faculty of Medicine Faculty Development

See: Land/Territory Acknowledgement. Doing a land/territory acknowledgement helps insert an awareness of indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This quick guide describes how to create and deliver a digital land/territory acknowledgement and why it is important to promote awareness. Using this resource will also help ensure that making a land/territory acknowledgement is a genuine and meaningful act.

Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC
CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and HR Workplace Learning & Engagement

This course covers: foundational knowledge about what a land acknowledgement is and why we do them, exploring and addressing some of the barriers many learners experience when doing land acknowledgements, and developing your own land acknowledgement.

Indigenous-Specific Teaching and Learning Resources

The Indigenous Strategic Plan: An Overview
UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) Implementation Toolkit
Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives

UBC units can use this set of tools to help situate themselves in relation to Indigenous engagement and to start aligning their work with the Indigenous Strategic Plan. The Toolkit includes the ISP Self-Assessment Tool, a Performance Measurement Framework, and more.

What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom
CTLT Indigenous Initiatives

Educational experiences and institutional responses to indigenous engagement in curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom climate at UBC.

Indigenous Foundations
UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies

An information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

UBC-Vancouver Indigenous Portal
First Nations House of Learning

A portal for learning about UBC’s commitment to Indigenous engagement at its Vancouver campus and an information resource for Indigenous students, faculty and the wider community.

Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

A UBC-Aboriginal Timeline, documenting UBC’s key historical moments with Aboriginal peoples.

Health and Well-Being

The Unforgotten
BUILD. Films and Networked Health

A five-part film exploring the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. The film is accompanied by an educational toolkit. Created by BUILD. Films and Networked Health, with funding and support from the Canadian Medical Association.

Intergenerational Trauma and the Impacts of Colonial History on the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous People
VCH Aboriginal Health and UBC iCON (Department of Emergency Medicine)

Watch the recording of this virtual Indigenous Health Round with speakers from the UBC School of Nursing: Dr. Elder Roberta Price, an Elder Advisor and Research Partner from the Snuneymuxw and Cowichan Nations, and Dr. Colleen Varcoe, a professor and scholar of Indigenous (Cherokee) and immigrant (English) heritage. Topics discussed: the impacts of historical and ongoing colonialism and racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples in Canada, different forms of violence and the pathways of harm including stigma, discrimination, and epigenetics experienced by the Indigenous communities, and how healthcare providers could go beyond self reflection to create culturally and emotionally safe organizations and practices, and contribute to meaningful change in healthcare cultures.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes 94 calls to action across a wide range of areas including child welfare, education, health, justice, language and culture.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action
UBC Faculty of Medicine

Reckoning with the Truth, Working Together for a Better Future

In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care
Hon. Dr. M.E. Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) Independent Reviewer

Summary Report | Full Report


Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC

Task Force Reports – Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC: This Report includes the full list of recommendations and final report from the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force. You can also find the individual reports from the following committees: Indigenous, Blackness, People of colour, students, Staff and Faculty

Addressing Racism: An independent investigation into Indigenous-specific discrimination in B.C. health care

Watch: Being Anti-Racist, Not Non-Racist

Events – Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC


Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity – UBC Equity & Inclusion Office

Task Force to Support Gender Diversity at UBC

Pronouns – Use of Pronouns and Pronouns Q & A

Transgender and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC – UBC Human Resources

Positive Space: Foundations – This Canvas course provides low-barrier access for students, staff, and faculty to learn about sex, sexuality, and gender diversity

Trans Care BC – Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.

Article: Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Perpetuates the Gender Gap

Article: Signaling threat: how situational cues affect women in math, science, and engineering settings

REDI Recommendations – Research

UBC’s Dimensions Action Plan for EDI in Research

Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research – Government of Canada

EDI in Research – UBC Research + Innovation

EDI in Research – UBC Responsible Conduct of Research

EDI in Research Resource Library

Indigenous Research Support Initiative

Foundations of Responsible Conduct of Research – Canvas Course

Article: Are gender gaps due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? A natural experiment at a national funding agency

Article: The gender gap in academic research widened during the first wave of the pandemic

SPPH is committed to providing a positive education experience free from discrimination. If you have an experience in a course where you feel unsafe, have been mistreated or have witnessed mistreatment, we encourage you to have a confidential discussion of your concerns directly with the Faculty of Medicine REDI Office. You can report your concern via the online reporting system: https://redi.med.ubc.ca/ or contact the REDI Learning Environment Advisor at learningenvironment.advisor@ubc.ca.

You may also discuss your concern with the course instructor, your academic supervisor, the Education Manager for your program, the Program Director or the Associate Director-Education. Both SPPH and the REDI Office are bound by the Faculty processes for reporting, responding to, and recording and reports of mistreatment in the educational environment.

Learner Mistreatment help – Faculty of Medicine

Respectful Environment – Including Steps to resolve conflict and how/where to report bullying and harassment

The Land We Are On – SPPH Graduate Site (For current SPPH students)

Resources for International Students – SPPH Graduate Site (For current SPPH students)

Well-Being – SPPH Graduate Site (For current SPPH students)

Wellness Centre – UBC Student Services

Graduate Student Wellbeing – Faculty of Medicine

Health, Wellbeing, and Safety – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Health and wellbeing – Student Services

UBC Student Recovery Community (SRC) – Student Services