Thinking Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Patient-Oriented Research

November 03, 2023


Amber Hui, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit

We are in a cultural sea of change when it comes to how we think about, centre, and practice equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research. In this webinar focused on EDI in patient-oriented research, Amber Hui will explore how we can align with the waves of change.  

In her work, Amber leads EDI strategy and initiatives to incorporate equity-focused priorities and principles in all parts of how we think about, plan, and carry out patient-oriented research. How do we bring what we are learning and unlearning about EDI into our research ecosystem? How do we make sure this translates into better quality research, quality improvement at the health system level, and real improvements in the health care people receive? 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage in a conversation about how we can shift our focus into thinking towards more equitable and inclusive patient-oriented research. 

Learning Objectives 

After this webinar, the audience will be able to: 

  • Understand considerations and strategies for developing an EDI framework and strategy to support patient-oriented research 
  • Understand and be able to apply equity-centered patient-oriented research resources  

Speaker Bio 

Amber Hui is the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at the BC SUPPORT Unit. Her research and work background includes critical social psychology, participatory action research, research development, facilitation, and management.

Upcoming webinar

Dr. Femke Hoekstra


June 28, 2024

Transforming spinal cord injury counselling with open science and integrated knowledge translation

In 2024, KT Connects is focusing on open science — the practice of making scientific inputs, outputs, and processes freely available to all with minimal restrictions. Learn more

Webinar summary

Friday, June 28 

12 – 1 p.m. PST 

Open science practices provide the foundation for transparent and accessible research. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) ensures that research is meaningful and useful in real-world settings. By combining these approaches, researchers can maximize the impact and relevance of their findings.  

In this presentation, Dr. Hoekstra will share example strategies and practical tips for using open science principles and IKT. She will use a practical example from co-developing and evaluating an e-learning course on spinal cord injury (SCI) physical activity counselling. The free, self-guided e-learning course is created for health and fitness professionals providing guidance or counselling to adults with SCI. 

Learning objectives

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  1. Explain how the principles of open science and IKT can complement each other
  2. Learn strategies on how to apply IKT principles to co-develop and evaluate an educational course for health and fitness professionals
  3. Provide examples of how to apply open science practices

Speaker bio

Dr. Femke Hoekstra is an assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Medicine, Division of Social Medicine and an investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in implementation science. Dr. Hoekstra holds a doctor of philosophy from the University of Groningen in implementation science, rehabilitation and physical activity promotion. Her research program focuses on improving health services and care for equity-deserving groups in rural, remote and isolated communities. She studies implementation processes of health innovations in real-world settings.