Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Territory acknowledgement - University of Victoria

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Interested in learning more about UVic’s territory acknowledgement? Please visit the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE).

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

BCMB EDI is a standing committee that advises the BCMB Chair on the development of policies and procedures to ensure the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology is a welcoming, supportive, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.

BCMB EDI Committee Documents:


EDI Committee members (Effective July 1, 2022):

  • Doug Briant (he/him; EDI Committee Chair and Faculty Representative)
  • Courtney Gauthier (she/her; Graduate Representative)
  • David Goodlett (Faculty Representative)
  • Caren Helbing (she/they; Faculty Representative)
  • Emily Howard (she/they; Undergraduate Representative)
  • Lisa Reynolds (she/her; Faculty Representative)
  • Anita Thambirajah (she/her; Grant-Funded Personnel Representative)
  • Adrienne White (she/her; Staff Representative)


EDI Committee Members Alumni:

  • Caroline Cameron (2006-2022)
  • Chris Nelson (2020-2021)
  • Paul Romaniuk (2020-2021)
  • Bailey McGuire (2021-2022)
  • Olivia Braniff (2021-2022)
  • Danika Pal (2022-2023)

The BCMB EDI Committee’s call for nominations is currently closed. Periodically we will seek nominations for membership on the BCMB EDI Committee via advertising on the BCMB website and by an email announcement distributed to the BCMB Department. Once requested, nominations for the BCMB EDI Committee, including self-nominations, can be made by completing the nomination form and emailing the completed form to bcmb_edi@uvic.ca.