JEDI Task Force


DFP's JEDI Task Force was created to examine our membership makeup, to identify areas of improvement, and to propose changes that promote inclusivity and diversity.

We are part of the JEDI Health Cluster Alliance made up of eight UBC Research Excellence Clusters that contribute to health research. The goal of this alliance is to learn about inequity and oppression in a post-secondary context, to investigate strategies that the University of British Columbia and other institutions are using to combat oppression, and to create change, starting within our Clusters.

Last year, JEDI established a code of conduct and addressed accessibility needs and requirements for its annual DFP symposium. 

This year, we want to make the DFP spaces and events more inclusive. The best ideas come from you - the people who actually use the spaces and participate in the events so we are setting up regular office hours. We want to develop a safe space for open discussion and feedback - whether you have an issue or a suggestion, or whether you want to learn more about JEDI. 

Please drop by with any burning questions, brilliant ideas or just to say hello. You can find us in The Vault (Room 2331) right beside the DFP classroom in the Forest Sciences Centre. 

Date Committee Member Location
February 15, 2023
Ishita Haque zoom room, can book an in-person room if needed
March 16, 2023
Meredith Mitchell The Vault (Room 2331)
April 11, 2023
Rana Haji Mohammadi The Vault (Room 2331)

If those times don't work for you, we would be happy to meet via Zoom - just give us a few options when you are available and one of us will get back to you. 

Who We Are


Faculty & Staff

Additional Resources

The UBC Event Diversity Toolkit aims to gather resources and information to help event organizers consider diversity and inclusion when planning academic events such as conferences and workshops.

UBC's Equity & Inclusion Office offers a wealth of information from training and clubs you can join to resources and human rights advising.

Extended Learning offers online courses throughout the year which can count toward various Programs such as the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Certificate Program and the Anti-Racism Award of Achievement Program.

The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students provides an impartial and confidential resource for students when they feel that they have been treated unfairly in the university setting.

The Vice-President Finance & Operations Portfolio (VPFO) has produced six free 45-minute courses including Power & Privilege, Systemic Racism and Stories of Resilience and Resistance. 

You can read the full President's Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Final Report or the executive summary here

The Indigenous Strategic Plan outlines eight goals and 43 actions the university will take to advance its vision as a leading university globally in the implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. 

Do you know of other resources that we should add? Or would you like the join the task force? Let us know!