Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) Committee

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Wellness Resources
EDI Resources

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.

Our departmental Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) Committee has been established to ensure that we:

  • Embrace wellness and 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


Wellness Resourcesfor Students

Wellness for Faculty and Staff

Employee Assistance Program
For any UofT employee  1-800-663-1142

EDI Resources

TFoM Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Twitter: @UofTMed_OID 

UofT Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office
Twitter: @UofT_ARCDO

UofT Sexual and Gender Diversity Office
Twitter: @UofTSGDO

UofT Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence
UofT Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment
TFoM Strategic Plan Direction on Achieving “Excellence Through Equity”

Your Immunology WIDE Committee

Dr. Nana Lee, Committee Chair (on sabbatical)
AWARE (Allyship, Wellness And REpresentation) / FGI (Faculty, Graduate and International Students) Subcommittee
Kitty Liu - Subcommittee Lead
Melanie Bercovitch
Matt Buechler
Ash Hagerman
Priya Makhijani
Ariel Orozco
Dana Philpott
Kate Sedore
Jasty Singh
Nasana Vaidya
Anthony Wong
Diana Yang
Rysa Zaman
Undergraduate/Highschool Outreach/RASI Subcommittee
Salma Sheikh-Mohamed - Subcommittee Lead
Baweleta Isho
Jenny Jongstra-Bilen
Nayanan Nathan
Contact Us
Follow us on Twitter @IMM_WIDE

Email us uoft.imm.wide@gmail.com

We're always looking for new members, so please get in touch if you'd like to get involved!