Our committee: WIDE

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto is committed to the principles of, wellness, inclusion, diversity and equity (WIDE) in all that we do. 

This includes: 

  • creating, supporting and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and disrespectful behavior. 
  • striving to recruit and retain learners, staff and faculty that reflect the diversity of Canadian society. 
  • assuring that our programs and curricula prepare our graduates to meet the needs of the diverse communities they will serve in their careers in Canada and around the world. 

Purpose of the Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee 

The purpose of the committee is to discuss and address issues related to WIDE within the department.  

While we, LMP faculty, staff and learners, all share the responsibility of these issues, we have formed the committee to coordinate departmental efforts.  

Using our shared expertise and experience, we will: 

  1. identify WIDE-related issues; 
  2. propose initiatives; and 
  3. monitor the effectiveness of these efforts. 

WIDE Terms of Reference (ToR) January 2023

Some of our current projects 

We are working on many projects at the moment, but a few are:

How to get involved 

Contact us if you would like: 

  • To get involved in a project or join the committee 
  • Have a WIDE related issue or concern you would like us to look at 
  • Be highlighted as a ‘Human of LMP’ to celebrate the diversity of our people at LMP. 
Isabelle Aubert

Co-Vice Chair WIDE

Isabelle Aubert


Isabelle Aubert's faculty profile

Gino Somers

Co-Vice Chair WIDE

Gino Somers


Gino Somers' faculty profile

Debb Yorke

Administrative lead

Meet the committee in our video

This video was made during the COVID-19 pandemic.