Prof. Saleem Razak

Saleem Razack is a professor of pediatrics and health sciences education at McGill University, as well as the Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit and practicing intensivist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.  His research focus has been on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in health professions education.  He is the inaugural director of McGill’s Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement, which focuses on equity, diversity and inclusion within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Saleem was born and lived his early childhood in Trinidad and Tobago.  He credits his culture of origin with having shaped his worldview and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion.  He feels a debt to the Caribbean region for the nurturing he has received throughout his life, and feels a part of the greater Caribbean diaspora in Canada, the US, the UK and many other parts of the world.   

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