Objective 3: Increase EDI focused mentorship and training opportunities

The BMB EDI committee is focusing on the following areas under this objective. Additional suggestions and feedback are always welcome (see contact information on the EDI homepage).

  1. Increased access to laboratory experience for equity seeking undergraduates 
  2. Develop mentorship resources to train graduate students, PDFs and PIs in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
  3. Expand postdoctoral and student mentorship to facilitate diverse perspectives, professional and career goals
  4. Coffee hour group meetings for informal networking 
  5. Facilitate connections between trainees and alumni and invited speakers 
  6. Training for writing letters of reference 


Relevant Resources:


UBC wide mentorship program 

Off-campus Vancouver Mentor program 

Peer-mentorship for graduate students in faculty of medicine

Resources on mentoring for PIs

Coaching for UBC faculty and staff (benefits)

Vivien M Srivastava Workshops: Career Planning / Research Mentorship / Skills development

QPR Suicide Intervention Training Course

UBC Mental health-related courses:

Linkedin Learning through UBC 

Linkedin EDI training 

Linkedin Unconscious Bias training

Linkedin Inclusivity training