Department of Immunology Wellness, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Department of Immunology recognizes wellness, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as core values that promote excellence in all that we do. We encourage all applications to our student programs, faculty and staff positions, particularly those from individuals who have been and continue to be underrepresented/minoritized groups within the system.  We value diverse thought, backgrounds, and perspectives in our learners, staff and faculty members. The department supports and values a healthy, professional work and learning environment where all are treated fairly and with respect, and recognizes the importance of personal wellness and work-life integration in achieving the full potential of all members of our community.

A departmental EDI Committee has been established to ensure that we:


  • Embrace EDI in our goal to sustain excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Support a healthy learning and work environment for all members of our department
  • Provide EDI training opportunities for all members of our community to address issues of unconscious bias, mistreatment and implementation of EDI into practice
  • Incorporate the principles of EDI in our recruitment and career advancement practices with regards to faculty, staff and students
  • Ensure the makeup of our committees and decision-making bodies is inclusive and reflects the diversity of our department
  • Engage widely within the University of Toronto and broader communities to promote education and employment opportunities within our department, such as Immunology outreach programs for youth from diverse communities

For more information about EDI at the University of Toronto (UofT) and Faculty of Medicine (FoM) please refer to the following resources:


UofT Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence:


UofT Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment:


FoM Diversity and Inclusion Website:

FoM Strategic Plan Direction on Achieving “Excellence Through Equity”:


Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre:


Wellness Resources

Health Services

Second Floor at Koffler Centre, 214 College

Health & Wellness Centre 416 978 8030


Good to talk For any postsecondary student in Ontario



Wellness for Faculty: Employee Assistance Program

For any employee of UofT   1-800-663-1142


EDI Committee Members (2019/20): Nana Lee, Dana Philpott, Tania Watts, Jenny Jongstra-Bilen, Yoojin Choi