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Equity, diversity and inclusion


The CRCHUM is firmly committed to supporting excellence in research in a transparent and sustainable manner, now and for future generations. We believe that only a fair, diverse and inclusive work environment will lead to the development of top-quality scientific work that will produce new knowledge likely to improve global health, which is the very mission of the CRCHUM. 

What is EDI? 

The following definitions will help facilitate the understanding of these concepts: 

  • Equity: consists of ensuring that all members of our community are treated fairly, impartially and transparently, while recognizing the existence of certain advantages and obstacles, as a result of which not every member of our community starts at the same place. Therefore, equity allows us to give equal chances to everyone, by recognizing the differences among individuals.  

  • Diversity: refers to the conditions, mode of expression, and experiences of individuals and different groups, defined by, among other things, age, level of education, sexual orientation, being a parent and having parental responsibilities, immigration status, status as an Indigenous person, religion, being a person with a disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, culture, socioeconomic situation and other characteristics. Therefore, it means acknowledging our unique dimensions and seeing them represented at the CRCHUM. 

  • Inclusion: refers to a process of intentional commitment to diversity in order to ensure that every member of our community is able to actively participate in, and contribute to, the progress of our organization. It involves creating a philosophy that promotes, celebrates, respects, accepts and highlights differences. 

Do you have any ideas, thoughts?

Comments or questions?

Contact the EDI Committee of the CRCHUM:


Our team

 Kathy Lê

Kathy Lê

Associate director, Operations

Nyanyui Siliadin

Nyanyui Siliadin

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisor

Dominique TRUDEL

Dr. Dominique Trudel

Principal scientist, Cancer research theme

Aïssata Sako

Aïssata Sako

Program Director and Project manager, Quebec-Atlantic Node, Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM)

Vikki Ho

Vikki Ho

Principal scientist in population health and Chairholder, CIHR Research Chair in Sex and Gender Sciences

Tiffany Clovin

Tiffany Clovin

Project Manager, Center of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public

Sasha Udhesister

Sasha Udhesister

2nd year doctoral student in the biomedical sciences program, Université de Montréal

Leonardo Torres

Léonardo Torres

Financial management agent


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