March 8 is recognized as
International Women’s Day, and the theme for 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world." Taking our cue on that theme, we are profiling women in leadership at the College of Medicine, selecting from a variety of positions including learners, staff, faculty, and senior administration. We found we had a lot of women leaders to choose from, which was no easy task, but a good problem to have.
We recognize that Indigenous and racialized women are held back to an even greater degree in reaching post-secondary leadership positions. While recruitment strategies are important, even more crucial is developing the culture of the College of Medicine so it is a place we are all welcome to be, work, and learn, to the greatest of our abilities. We continue to work on that through various initiatives through the portfolios of Equity Diversity, and Inclusion, the Division of Social Accountability, and the Indigenous Health Committee, as well as unit-specific activities.