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    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy

“There is only one way to look at things until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes” (Pablo Picasso) – demonstrates the potential for transformative innovation when we tackle problems from different perspectives and experiences. To these ends, we have an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy guideline for the MBMC that serves as a guide for all research activities, investigators, and staff/student hiring practices.
This guide was created in collaboration with all current MBMC members, partner institutions, and investigators, which included members from 3 out of 4 under-represented groups (e.g. age, gender, Indigenous identity, disability, or racial background). This ensures the creation of a research environment where all team members (1) feel welcome, respected, valued and supported, (2) are able to express themselves freely, including sharing concerns, and (3) are able to bring their identities, experiences, competencies, skills and abilities to their research and to the research team.

To foster greater equity, diversity and inclusion, we have designed a set of EDI guiding principles that aim to (1) embrace diversity principles, (2) challenge discrimination and harassment, (3) create an environment where team members feel comfortable and supported in expressing their ideas and/or concerns, and (4) hold leadership accountable to identify and remove systemic barriers and strive toward a diverse and inclusive research environment in a sustained and responsive manner. These are detailed below to ensure that everyone is not only given a seat at the table (diversity), but the power to determine what is being served (inclusion).