The DoM Equity Committee focuses on equity for faculty members and medical residents. If you are a staff member and have questions or concerns about equity, please contact Mary Liu, Director of Administration, Department of Medicine.

The UBC Department of Medicine strives to cultivate a teaching, learning and working environment that is equitable, accepting, inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. In conjunction with the University of British Columbia and the Faculty of Medicine, the UBC Department of Medicine works to bridge gaps in equity within the Department by identifying principal concerns, developing equity guidelines, and educating division heads and directors. We work to ensure equitable hiring practices by raising awareness, broadening candidate pools and standardizing candidate selection methods. We promote and support professional development and networking opportunities for all of our faculty and trainees. We integrate equity principles into our training programs and academic activities by engaging our educational program directors in equity initiatives.

The DoM Equity Committee was created in 2009 to support the Department by monitoring and providing advice about matters that address issues of equity in the Department. Although the DoM doesn’t face any equity issues with regards to ethnicity, there is gender imbalance in both junior faculty and leadership positions in the Department. Because of this the current focus is gender equity, however the Committee is open to reviewing equity in other areas (sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, disability).

Equity Committee

Policies and Guidelines


  • UBC Equity Office data
  • Department of Medicine Gender Equity Data *coming soon
  • Department of Medicine Clinical Faculty Data *coming soon


Related Links


If you have specific concerns or questions regarding equity in the Department of Medicine, please contact:

  1. Your Hospital Division Head
  2. Your UBC Division Head
  3. DoM Human Resources
  4. Head, Department of Medicine
  5. Associate Dean, Equity, Faculty of Medicine

If you have experienced discrimination and harassment on campus, have been accused of committing discrimination and harassment, or have an equity-related query, please contact an Equity Advisor for assistance by calling 604-882-6353. They will meet with you on a confidential basis to help evaluate your situation and explore possible solutions with you.

UBC Equity Office
2306 – 1874 East Mall (Brock Hall)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
T: 604-822-6353
F: 604-822-3260
email: equity@equity.ubc.ca

UBC Faculty of Medicine Equity & Professionalism
Voicemail: 604-771-1081
email:  Professionalism.Advisor@ubc.ca

UBC Department of Medicine
Dr. Diane Lacaille
Professor and Associate Head, Academic Affairs
Chair, DOM Equity Committee
T:  604-207-4019
F:  604-207-4059
email: dlacaille@arthritisresearch.ca