The is a new position for the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, developed in response to the 2020 DOVS Retreat.

Qualifications and Experience:
– UBC Faculty Member – Clinical or Academic
– Demonstrated commitment to developing respectful workplace
– Familiarity and completion of the REDI & Faculty Development Learning Modules is encouraged (

To the UBC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Head
To the Vancouver Acute, Providence & BCCH Departmental meetings

Direct Responsibilities:
– Establish and lead a committee / working group to develop strategic initiatives that support and enhance the workplace environment within the Department of Ophthalmology, UBC, inclusive of trainee, staff and faculty interactions
– Strives to maintain a healthy and respectful workplace, ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion throughout all department’s practices and functions
– Reviews and operationalizes feedback and action items presented in the 2020 DOVS Retreat Summary Report (SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE UBC DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCES, VIRTUAL RETREAT 2020: Improving our present and ensuring our future)
– Ensures inclusion of all key stakeholders, where appropriate, when developing and evaluating initiatives. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to, medical learners & residents, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic & clinical faculty, and administrative staff.
– Supports, develops, and operationalizes initiatives that enhance the development of a respectful workplace, in all relevant arenas. Initiatives may include projects that consider such topics as wellness, burn-out, the hidden curriculum, equality, diversity, and inclusion.
– Responsible for coordinating and documenting the progress of initiatives to address specific goals & objectives. Reporting encouraged at 6 monthly intervals.
– Liaise and collaborate with the Faculty of Medicine office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), to proactively improve the learning environment.
– Liaise and collaborate with diverse group of individuals and groups with a keen interest in wellness and learning environment. For example, and AFMC meetings.
– Expected to present updates at one (minimum) Departmental Grand Rounds and at least two Departmental meetings (UBC, VA and SPH) annually. Academic publications are not expected but encouraged.
– In the long-term, there is an expectation that the applicant will be able to understand and articulate an extended plan to support wellness and a healthy learning environment within the department.

Internal Committee Representation:
UBC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Executive committee
Bridge with diverse wellness committee structures, within the PGME, Faculty of Medicine, and others, as appropriate

2 years

0.1 FTE
Appropriate faculty development sessions / conferences will be supported by Departmental funds.
Administrative support will be provided via the Ophthalmology Residency Program PA and the UBC Department Administration.

Interested parties are requested to send their CV and letter of interest to Jacqui at, by November 30th. The selection process will take place following that time