May 2019 What I’m Thinking About…

Are We Just Spinning our Wheels? Harnessing the Lived Experiences of Inequity to Affect Change

Maria Hubinette & Sandra Jarvis-Selinger

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00 – 1:30pm, with a pause at 1:00pm for those who need to leave early
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC CMR 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • SHY E409
  • NHSC 9-374
  • RJH CA 011
  • MSB 107



  1. Reflect on their own experiences of inequity
  2. Discuss scholarly approaches to problematizing inequity
  3. Consider how scholarly approaches to lived experiences of inequities could be a lever for change


Many of us have had either lived or second-hand experience with bias or discrimination, based on gender or other. On one hand, challenges may be vented with trusted others over the water cooler, via social media or at cocktail parties, and go no further. On the other end of the spectrum are those who make their career from a program of research in this area. This WITA will introduce a “middle lane” where we will crowd source the expertise, lived experiences and scholarly perspectives in the room. The goal is to share how scholarly approaches to problematizing inequities may help us ultimately to consider how we may leverage these for change.


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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