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Our Philosophy and Commitment

The Lum Lab is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in science. In accordance with this, we prioritize scholars who self-identify as members of the following groups: Indigenous Peoples, racial minorities, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA2S+.

As part of our commitment to EDI, all members take part in the following:

Indigenous Cultural Acumen Training, University of Victoria

Walking in the Truth in order to Contribute to the Calls to Action, University of Victoria

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, Provincial Health Services Authority

In addition, we strive to provide a safe and welcoming work environment. The Lum lab is a BioCanRx networked member.  BioCanRx has partnered with HearU to offer a safe space for all employees, students, and/or researchers to anonymously report instances of harassment, discrimination, bullying, microaggression, or any other form of unfair treatment that may have been experienced or witnessed in BioCanRx funded labs and research groups.


What is HearU?

HearU is a reporting tool for any unfair treatment occurring within BioCanRx funded labs or research groups. It is a platform that provides you with a way to report instances of harassment, discrimination, bullying, or microaggression, whether you’ve experienced it in the past or continue to experience it today. HearU is there to answer your questions, provide advice and guidance, and suggest resources for next steps – all while identifying systemic trends throughout the BioCanRx network over time.

How does HearU work?

Founded on the premise that you may not always feel comfortable raising an issue with your principal investigator or Human Resources department at your institution, HearU allows you to report any incident of unfair treatment within your lab or research group anonymously. All you have to do is log on to the platform, fill out the short anonymous submission form, and click submit! From there, you may browse a list of curated helpful resources, or you can simply log off.

To use HearU and to submit a report, please use the following steps:

  • Click the button or use the QR code

  • From here you can click options to:

    • Submit an anonymous report or

    • Book a session with a HearU representative.

Submitting an Anonymous Report

  • To submit a report, please click on “submit an anonymous report” on the home page.

  • You will then be prompted with some terms of agreement, please click agree.

  • Once done, you will be taken to a short form, please fill this form with all the information you can.

  • Once done, please click submit.

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