This series introduces the tenets and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion for those interested in incorporating these aspects into their research programs. Healthcare researchers, clinicians and administrators at every level are welcome.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays bi-weekly from 2pm-4pm ET (Toronto) from March 18 to July 22.
Each session includes a fireside chat style talk and question and answer component. Attend sessions of interest to hear about a specific topic or the entire series to develop a comprehensive understanding of EDI from multiple perspectives. The total series is equivalent to 20 hours.


  • Session 1 – March 18
    Precision Health Care

    Bringing Health Equitable Outcomes into Focus

    Dr. Ronald Cohn
    President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

    Dr. Yvonne Bombard
    Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

  • Session 2 – April 1
    Vaccination and Immunology

    Allies in Immunology: An Examination of Structural Inequalities in Health Care

    Carl James

    Dr. Upton Allen

  • Session 3 – April 15
    Childhood Obesity

    Weighing the long-term consequences and health outcomes

    Dr. Susan J. Woolford & Dr. Sean Wharton

    Dr. Jayne Danska

  • Session 4 – April 29
    Indigenous Community

    Not reinventing the Medicine Wheel: Centering Indigenous approaches to health care and well-being in Canada.

    Dr. Evan Adam
    Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

    Dr. Suzanne Shoush

  • Session 5 – May 13
    Neurodivesity – Autism / ASD / ADHD

    Life on the Spectrum: Disparities in ASD Diagnosis and Delivery of Care in children and adolescents

    Dr. Jennifer Crosbie

    Dr. Stephanie Ameis

  • Session 6 – May 27
    Diversity In Health Care Provision

    STEMming the Pipeline. Enhancing Diversity in the Health Sciences

    Dr. Onye Nnorom

    Dr. Chika Oriuwa

  • Session 7 – June 10
    The Healthy Immigrant Effect

    Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and health outcomes for Canadian Immigrants and their Children

    Dr. Natasha Saunders

    Dr. Simone M. Charles

  • Session 8 – June 24
    Accessibility and Accommodation

    Dr. Kassia Johnson

  • Session 9 – July 8
    Mental Health

    Speaker to be confirmed

  • Session 10 – July 22
    Adolescent Sexuality

    Speaker to be confirmed