The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the University of Alberta is committed to action against racism at the University of Alberta (Anti-Racism Committment)
There is a zero tolerance for racism at the FoMD in all its forms. The Anti-Racism policy of the FoMD can be found here
The FoMD is Committed to:
- Protecting, advancing and ensuring the health/security of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non-Status Persons who are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Protecting the advancement and health of Black Canadians who were historically marginalized, excluded and discriminated against in the Canadian context.
- Creating a safe, equitable and just environment for all Persons of Color who encompass various ethnicities, cultures, racial identities, and colonial legacies.
The purpose of the racism reporting process is to enable a safe, confidential and/or anonymous reporting mechanism for learners and staff who have experienced any form of racism within the learning and working environments at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
This reporting process should be used for reporting experiences of racism, and should not be used for emergencies. If there are concerns around the Reporter’s immediate safety in terms of racial harassment, physical and/or psychological safety, we encourage contact of the following services:
IMMEDIATE HEALTH OR SAFETY CONCERNS
For sexual violence crisis, options include:
For other forms of reporting including threats or violence, options include:
Submissions will be reviewed within 3 business days of submission, and will be triaged according to level of urgency.
Racism experiences can be submitted confidentially (with a person's name attached to the concern for a triage officer to contact), and anonymously (without a person's name attached to the concern to protect identity). All individuals who submit confidential racism concerns will be communicated with as to what actions/outcomes occurred as a result of their concerns being submitted. We are unable to communicate back to individuals who submit anonymous concerns, because of the lack of identifying information provided. Anonymized racism reports will be available on the professionalism website on an annual basis (delayed release greater than six months after preceding academic year).
For a full review of the concern reporting process, please click here.
Have you experienced or witnessed an event that involves immediate health or safety concerns?