The Faculty of Medicine Equity Committee (FOMEC) reviews diversity, equity, and representativeness within the Faculty of Medicine. Specifically the tasks of this committee are:
- Oversight of the administration of Faculty diversity surveys to ensure timely, ethical, and rigorous self-study of Faculty diversity and equity within all of its contexts;
- Interpretation of Faculty diversity and equity data for policy and procedural change within the Faculty;
- Oversight of accreditation standards, national and international trends of significance, and relevant university policies with respect to equity and diversity in order that they may be properly enacted at the level of the Faculty, if judged relevant to the Faculty’s strategic goals and requirements with respect to equity and diversity;
- Policy and program development and oversight with respect to equity and diversity within the Faculty of Medicine.
The Widening Participation Committee (WPC) has oversight over equity and diversity at the level of the recruitment of students to health professions programs. WPC reports to the Director of the Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) Office.
For further details on how the Faculty of Medicine Equity Committee operates, please consult the committee’s terms of reference (PDF).