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. 

Some of our current projects 

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

  • Humans of LMP
  • 'Voices' surveys
  • Committee terms of reference review: making sure all our committees meet Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) requirements 

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

WIDE Chair

Isabelle Aubert

Isabelle.aubert@utoronto.ca 

Isabelle Aubert's faculty profile

Debb Yorke

Administrative lead

Meet the committee in our video

This video was made during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Committee members 

Name

Role in LMP

Kai Duan

Clinical Fellow

Rashmi  Goswami

Faculty

Tracy Stockley

Faculty

Jeannie Callum

Faculty

David Irwin

Faculty

Bojana Djordjevic

Faculty

Anita Lal

Faculty

Gino Somers

Faculty

Maria Pasic

Faculty

Julia Keith

Faculty

Rosemarie Tremblay-LeMay

Faculty

Naomi Visanji 

Faculty

Janice Robertson

Faculty

Avrum Gotlieb

Faculty

Lorraine Kalia

Faculty

Ryan Hibert 

Graduate Student Union (CLAMPS) Executive

Wenda Zhao 

Graduate Student Union (CLAMPS) Executive

Helen Yang

Graduate Student 

Alena Zelinka

Graduate Student

Joey Silburt

Graduate Student

Ashley Zhang

Graduate Student

Anglin Dent 

Graduate Student

Caitlin Di Paolo  

Graduate Student

Louella D’Cunha

LMP Administrative staff

Ian Marquez

LMP Administrative staff

Paula Nixon

LMP Administrative staff

Brandon Wells

LMP Administrative staff

Nelson Cabral

LMP Administrative staff

Xilonem Lopez

LMP Administrative staff

Karen Fang 

Masters Student 

Arturo Ortin-Martinez

Postdoc

Maryam Abdoullahi

Resident 

Ariel Gershon

Resident