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.

Wellness resources will provide you with some practical tools to help with wellness.

How to incorporate EDI principles and practices in LMP committees

These guidelines outline how to incorporate Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Principles and Practices in Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology committees.

Download the EDI in Committees Guidelines (PDF)

Download the Terms of Reference Template (Word)

Medicine by Design Healthy and Inclusive Labs: bridging the racial divide in society and academia (video)

November, 2020


  • 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.

Watch the video on Medicine By Design's YouTube channel

Supporting someone who is struggling (PDF)

A presentation by Jordan Friesen, O.T. Reg. (MB)

Mindset Mental Health Strategy (PDF)

TED Talk: Take Two – Are You a Bridge? (video)

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.

Watch the TED Talk on YouTube

TED Talk: The Power of Collaboration (video)

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.

Watch the TED Talk on YouTube

TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative (video)

In this short TED Talk, Rocio Lorenza shares her research into diversity and innovation. Although the research focuses on gender diversity, her recommendations hold true for all equity-deserving groups: It depends on two decisions that are made every day – who do we hire, and who do we develop?  

Watch Rocio Lorenza on the TED Talks website