Educational resources

There are many fantastic training and educational events related to wellness or Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the U of T community and beyond.

When your Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee attend events and think the available resources will be useful or of interest, we will post them here.

TED Talk: The Power of Collaboration

In this six-minute video, Dr. Evanetten talks about the five lessons we can learn from collaboration, and how many minds are both inclusive and better than one.

The power of collaboration: Dr. Shelle VanEtten de Sánchez at TEDxABQWomen

TED Talk: Take Two – Are You a Bridge?

In this 12.5 minute video, Rev. Denise Kingdom-Grier asks about our own roles in reaching out to others and building bridges which leads to collaboration and inclusivity in a societal sense.

Are you a Bridge? | Denise Kingdom - Grier | TEDxMacatawa

Supporting someone who is struggling

A presentation by Jordan Friesen, O.T. Reg. (MB), Mindset Mental Health Strategy.

Mindfest 2021 event recordings

Prof. Maydianne Andrade on Implicit Bias and Diversity

Dr. Andrea Levinson on Mental Health Resources & Strategies

Dr. Kenneth Fung on Cultivating Resilience, Joy, and Growth During the Pandemic

Medicine by Design Healthy and Inclusive Labs


  • Dr. Manu Platt, PhD, Associate Professor Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
  • Anita Balakrishna, LLB, Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T

An interactive discussion with Dr. Manu Platt and Anita Balakrishna about bridging the racial divide in society and academia.

Medicine by Design Healthy And Inclusive Labs: Manu Platt, PHD