Unconscious Bias: Employing Radical Empathy in Health Research and Care Settings

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us as we discuss unconscious bias and examine why it’s so hard to address and how it impacts our day-to-day lives, as well as our professional lives. We will be learning actionable accountability every one of us can put into practice to be able to respect the dignity of all folks, by utilizing radical empathy to challenge the implicit bias present in us individually and in our organizations and systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of unconscious bias and when it comes to play the most.
  • Understand why unconscious bias is so hard to identify and address on both a personal level and particularly in the health care system.
  • Understanding the staircase of oppression to apply a critical lens to our interactions.
  • Utilize radical empathy to challenge unconscious biases.
  • Tangible takeaways and actionable accountability to apply in your work to become increasingly aware of unconscious bias and address the personal and organizational impact of them.

Presented by:

Alia Ali
Founder and Principal Consultant
Empathy Catalyst Consulting

Elder Valerie Nicholson
Co-investigator, Indigenous Peer Research Associate
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Surita Parashar, PhD
Research Scientist
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Patience Magagula
Executive Director
Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC

The webinar will be interactive and include break-out sessions where you will have an opportunity to interact with small groups of peers and colleagues to discuss, debate and internalize the issues and concepts presented in a safe environment.


Cost: Free registration.

This webinar will be held on Zoom. Please register in advance for the webinar by clicking the following link:

click here.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar it will be recorded and available for viewing on BC-CfE’s Education and Training website at: education.cfenet.ubc.ca/webinars.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact BC-CfE’s Education and Training team at: education@bccfe.ca.