June 2018 What I’m Thinking About…

Workplace Culture: Diversity and Inclusivity

Drs. Joanna Bates, Maria Hubinette, Gurdeep Parhar & Ian Scott

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, ongoing moderated discussion 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC CMR 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • NHSC 9-374
  • RJH CA 011
  • MSB 131


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What is workplace culture? What makes an inclusive workplace? What fosters diversity in the workplace? In this WITA, we will examine these questions, using a reflective space. A reflective space enables questions to be asked and reflected on by the group in an effort to explore meaning and seek clarity. We will set some ground rules, and then explore case studies of workplace culture from a non-medical setting. From this dialogue, we will explore our current workplace cultures and how we might leverage individuals, relationships, structures and resources to promote inclusivity and diversity in our workplaces.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a reflective space
  2. Characterize examples of workplace culture
  3. Describe ideas for leveraging individuals, relationships, structures and resources to promote workplace inclusivity and diversity



The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 (x 10 sessions) hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 (x 10 sessions) Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

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