Anti-Racism Support Group

Mission:

To support, educate, advocate, and facilitate restorative justice and healing for Black, Indigenous, and other racialized Family Medicine residents in their experiences with racism during their Family Medicine residency training program.

Vision:

Every resident, faculty member and staff member of the Family Medicine Residency Program in UBC’s Department of Family Practice will be supported in a safe , compassionate manner that respects and celebrates their unique needs and humanity in solidarity with each other.

 

The Department of Family Practice, Postgraduate Program has established an Anti-Racism Support Group, chaired by Dr. and Elder Roberta Price, and consisting of the following Program Mentors:

Dr. Amy Tan
Dr. Anoo Tamber
Dr. Lesley Thomas
Dr. Janelle Syring
Dr. Rebekah Eatmon

For experiences of Racism and/or Mistreatment, this Group is available for residents to report and discuss. The Group’s goal is to support residents in their experience of Racism and/or Mistreatment and to help the Program respond and react appropriately. Residents are encouraged to contact whoever is on the Group that they feel most comfortable reaching out to.

To contact any of the above Program Mentors, please reach out to:

Ms. Ellen Chung
Special Projects Administrator
Email: ellen.chung@ubc.ca

Please remember for experiences of Racism and/or Mistreatment, residents may also share their reports with their Site Director, their Program Director, their Behavioural Medicine Site Faculty, the Resident Wellness Office, the REDI Office, and the PGME Dean’s Office.

 

Chair:

Dr. and Elder Roberta Price

Program Mentors:

Dr. Amy Tan
Dr. Anoo Tamber
Dr. Lesley Thomas
Dr. Janelle Syring
Dr. Rebekah Eatmon

To contact  any of the above Program Mentors, please reach out to:

Ms. Ellen Chung
Special Projects Administrator
Email: ellen.chung@ubc.ca

Dr. Amy Tan is a woman of Cantonese Chinese descent, daughter of immigrants and first-generation university, medical school & grad school graduate who lives & works with disabilities. She is a palliative care & family physician, medical educator, researcher, anti-racism consultant & educator, writer and health equity advocate.

 

 

 

Dr. Anoo Tamber (she/her), is a woman of Punjabi descent and daughter of immigrants, who was born in Edmonton, AB.  She has trained and worked in Toronto, Pittsburgh and Vancouver.  She works as a palliative care physician at BC Cancer Surrey and Surrey Memorial Hospital.  She is passionate about medical education, is the program director for the Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Palliative Medicine program at UBC and strives for the betterment of resident education.

 

 

 

Dr. Lesley Thomas (she/her) is a woman of South Indian descent. Her parents immigrated from Kerala, India and she was born in Canada. She is a Family Physician with a special interest in mental health and psychotherapy. She has a passion for working with folx on issues of racial identity as well as gender and sexual identity & exploration.

 

 

 

Dr. Janelle Syring is a Métis family doctor originally from Treaty 1 territory with roots in the Red River Settlement. She completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2019 and is a graduate of the UBC Indigenous family medicine program in 2021. Prior to entering medicine, Dr. Syring worked as a pelvic floor physiotherapist in Ontario and Québec, specializing in supporting people living with dyspareunia. She brings a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens to her medical practice which includes full spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, gender affirming care, and supporting people living with substance use.

She lives in Calgary with her husband and their two very privileged doodles. You can find her exploring the excellent coffee shops around Calgary and hanging out with her crew at the dog park.

Dr. Syring sits on the CFPC Indigenous Health committee and co-chair's NCIME's faculty recruitment & retention committee

 

Dr. Rebekah Eatmon is an Indigenous Family Physician serving both urban and rural Indigenous peoples. She is Tsimshian from Lax Kw’alaams, from the Raven Clan on her father’s side and Métis on her mother’s side. She is a mother of two and enjoys spending many Saturdays on the soccer field. She is the Indigenous Physician Lead for the BC College of Family Physicians, working to embed Cultural Safety and Humility into BCCFP’s work. At present she is also an Indigenous Advisor at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC, helping to expand cultural safety training and support at UBC. Dr. Eatmon is looking forward to supporting and learning from residents in this work.

 

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MEMO

Date:  Issued December 17th, 2021 (Updated March 28, 2022)

To:        Family Practice and Enhanced Skills Residents From Family Practice Postgraduate Program

Re:        Anti-Racism Support Group


Dear Residents,

We are happy to announce that the Department of Family Practice, Postgraduate Program has an operational Anti-Racism Support Group, chaired by Dr. and Elder Roberta Price, and consisting of the following Program Mentors: Dr. Amy Tan, Dr. Anoo Tamber, Dr. Lesley Thomas, Dr. Janelle Syring
Dr. Rebekah Eatmon.

For experiences of Racism and/or Mistreatment, this Group is available for you to report & discuss. Please note that the Group’s goal is to support residents in their experience of Racism and/or Mistreatment and to help the Program respond and react appropriately.

Residents are encouraged to contact whoever is on the Group that they feel most comfortable reaching out to.

Please remember for experiences of Racism and/or Mistreatment, reports may also be shared with your Site Director, your Program Director, your Behavioural Medicine Site Faculty, the Resident Wellness Office, the REDI Office, and the PGME Dean's Office.

Sincerely,

Family Practice Postgraduate Program UBC Department of Family Practice