The Department of Biochemistry recognizes equity, diversity and inclusion as core values that promote excellence in all that we do.  Increasingly, our faculty, staff and student populations reflect the rich diversity of Toronto and Canada.  We encourage all applications to our programs as we value diverse thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.The department supports and values a healthy, professional work and learning environment where all are treated fairly and with respect, and recognizes the importance of personal wellness and work-life integration  in achieving the full potential of all members of our community.

A departmental EDI Committee has been established to ensure that we:

  • Embrace EDI in our goal to sustain our excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Support a healthy learning and work environment for all members of our department
  • Provide EDI training opportunities for all members of our community to address issues of unconscious bias
  • Incorporate the principles of EDI in our recruitment and career advancement practices with regards to faculty, staff and students
  • Ensure the makeup of our committees and decision-making bodies is inclusive and reflects the diversity of our department
  • Engage widely within the University of Toronto and broader communities to promote education and employment opportunities within our department

EDI Committee Members (2019/20)

Nana Lee, Ahlia Khan-Trottier, Alex Palazzo, Reinhart Reithmeier, and Student Representatives

For more information about EDI at the University of Toronto and Faculty of Medicine please refer to the following resources: 

U of T Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence:

U of T Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment: –

FoM Diversity and Inclusion Website:

FoM Strategic Plan Direction on Achieving “Excellence Through Equity”

Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre: