The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Health Cluster Alliance is comprised of 8 UBC Research Excellence Clusters, including the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative, who contribute to health research. The goal of this alliance is to learn about inequity and oppression in a post-secondary context, to investigate the strategies that the University of British Columbia and other institutions are using to combat various types of oppression, and to create change, starting within our Research Clusters.

Speak Up Community Building Workshop

October 6, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00pm l Zoom
Interested to learn how to build an inclusive and respectful working environment? Curious about what to say when somebody makes an inappropriate comment? Want to know how to handle situations that are embarrassing at work? In this workshop, attendees will learn about what makes a respectful community. This workshop builds on an intersectional approach to identities and experiences that shape how people show up at work, and explores challenges to inclusion by focusing on microaggressions and the impact they can have on workplace culture. Participants will have the opportunity learn how to challenge these instances as an Active Bystander/Upstander. All of these skills are important for fostering a respectful inclusive community.

Building an Ethical Algorithmic World: A 3-Part Series

October 26 – November 2nd l Zoom
Interested in the ethics of algorithms? Concerned with the current biases within algorithms and the dangers these biases pose to particular groups of people (e.g. women and darker-skinned people)? Join us in this three-part Algorithmic Bias event to delve deeper into this issue. First, watch a free screening of “Coded Bias”, then join a live Q&A session with the film’s director Shalini Kantayya. Finally, attend a panel discussion with experts Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory), Aline Talhouk (Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, UBC), Blaise Agüera y Arcas (VP and Research Fellow, Google Research), and Mijung Park (Canada CIFAR AI Chair).

Part 1: Coded Bias Screening – October 26th – November 2nd: Watch anytime during the dates above using our link (RSVP).
Part 2: Q&A with Shalini Kantayya (Director) -Date: Tuesday, November 02Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Part 3: Panel Discussion with Algorithm Experts – Date: Thursday, November 04Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm