Respect, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion (READI)

Transforming Orthopaedic Training and Practice

Creating respectful, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environments

The UBC Department of Orthopaedics strives to promote an environment that is respectful, diverse and inclusive of all who have chosen to be a part of our community. 

In 2021, we established what is now the Department of Orthopaedics Respect, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion (READI) committee. Within our first year, the primary purpose of the working group was to provide leadership across the Department in the areas of anti-racism and anti-discrimination for all. 

In the coming year, the READI committee will continue to gather information and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Department in the areas of respect, equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion. In doing so, actionable solutions will be put forth to lead to the systemic and behavioural changes necessary to promote a safe environment for all members and connected individuals to thrive.

Meet the READI Committee

Meet members of our UBC Department of Orthopaedics READI Committee, learn more about why EDI is important to them, and what our group is working towards.

READI Spotlight Series

In July 2022, UBC Orthopaedics introduced a READI Spotlight series featuring different perspectives on READI within the Department. Learn more about our Department members and how themes of equity, diversity, and inclusion appear in their lives.

Contact Us

What can you do? Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can support and promote a more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone in the Department.


UBC is working to build a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life. Learn more about EDI initiatives and resources from across the university.

READI Scholarships

The UBC Orthopaedics READI Scholarships are part of our broader commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in our Department. Our scholarship opportunities aim to increase our focus on building the future talent pipeline and finding more ways to support underrepresented populations in Orthopaedics.

Pride at UBC

UBC Indigenous Portal

The UBC Department of Orthopaedics is proud to share support of Pride Ortho. Our Program has been listed as one of Pride Ortho’s “LGTBQ+ Friendly Residencies/Fellowships”

About Pride Ortho: Pride Ortho is a community of proactive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and their allies with a mission to provide mentorship, networking, and a sense of belonging for members of our orthopaedic community.

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We acknowledge:

The Vancouver Fraser Medical Program and the Vancouver Academic Campus of the University of British Columbia are situated on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

The Southern Medical Program and the Okanagan Academic Campus of the University of British Columbia are situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.

The Northern Medical Program and the University of Northern BC are situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations.

With respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the Island Medical Program and the University of Victoria stand and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.