International
Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day and the 2022 theme #BreakTheBias, meet some of the outstanding women in the UBC Faculty of Medicine — staff, learners and faculty members — who are transforming health for everyone.

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International Women's Day 2022

Dr. Amita Modi

February 15, 2022

“International Women’s Day offers opportunities for reflection and conversations on how we can promote equity, awareness of bias and affect positive change.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Karen Jiang

February 15, 2022

“Challenging biases and celebrating diversity will forge an inclusive world that provides opportunity for women to do what they do best.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Tamiza Abji

February 15, 2022

“The evidence is sufficient and clear. Diversity enhances creativity and leads to better decision making among many other benefits.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Simone van Reeuwyk

February 15, 2022

“We can all help unravel the bias still woven through our society by listening to women with open minds.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Lisa Slater

February 15, 2022

“Making a better world requires us to work together.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Sabrina Martini

February 15, 2022

“There is improvement to be had when it comes to breaking biases and, perhaps more importantly, the fundamental values that fuel these biases.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Suraya Bondy

February 15, 2022

“I want to encourage girls and women to tap into their power, recognize their value and place in this world and embrace rather than hide the things that make them different.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Caitlin Blewett

February 16, 2022

“It’s time to move beyond ‘us and them.’”

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International Women's Day 2022

Kimberley Thomas

February 16, 2022

“Valuing differences, for example by diversifying our healthcare workforce, is a first step, and arguably the easiest one.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Jorden Hendry

February 16, 2022

“Now is the time to empower our Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. Now is the time to value their knowledge and uphold their wisdom.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Dr. Alison Greig

February 16, 2022

“’Strengths lie in differences, not similarities.’ I have found this quote from Stephen Covey to be true across many facets of life.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Allison Kim

February 16, 2022

“We can work towards levelling the playing field and making more opportunities for women to move ahead.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Allyssa Hooper

February 16, 2022

“I have been fortunate to learn from and work alongside many strong, kind, and empowering women.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Clara Tsui

February 16, 2022

“Our differences make us unique, and through respectful sharing we can learn from each other to overcome adversity.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Dr. Sarah De Leeuw

February 16, 2022

“Now is always a good time to strive for something better.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Kim Furlong

March 2, 2022

“Diversity and inclusion are more than just policies.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Dr. Christie Newton

March 2, 2022

“Only in tackling personal and societal prejudices can we leverage the strengths of diverse life experiences, knowledge bases and skills.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Dr. Pamela Leco

March 2, 2022

“Encourage children to ask questions and be curious regarding aspects of diversity of culture, sexual orientation or identity, race or disability.”

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International Women's Day 2022

Sarah Stenabaugh

March 3, 2022

“As a mother of a mixed-heritage daughter, I’m deeply committed to breaking the bias and creating a better world.”

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In Conversation with Dr. Neila Miled

Anti-Racism Advisor, Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Read Dr. Miled’s reflections on International Women’s Day.

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Intersectional Feminism

Learn about the origins, purpose, and intersectionality of International Women’s Day from the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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