Welcome to the MSS Equity Committee’s webpage!
The Equity Committee of the MSS works to promote equity in the Faculty of Medicine.
Equity in teaching and learning means that those who are historically underrepresented in medicine have their needs promoted and have equal opportunity to succeed and thrive in medicine. Creating an inclusive learning environment allows all students to fully contribute to our medical faculty and will ultimately translate into better care for marginalized populations.
Mandate and Description
Through advocacy, education, and by upholding the MSS Equity Policy, we aim to create a learning environment that is equitable for all students. An inclusive learning environment means that all students feel respected and valued and have equal opportunity to succeed and thrive in medicine. Working towards equity should confront the privileging of dominant groups within society and address the lack of access by non-dominant groups. It includes purposeful work aimed at enabling a more just redistribution of power.
The MSS Policy on Equity and Diversity was written and passed in 2017. This policy currently applies to all members of the MSS, including all activities and events hosted, funded, and promoted by the MSS.