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Anti-Islamophobia Training for Staff

Staff are invited to attend the following workshop: Understanding Islamophobia on Campus: Anti-Islamophobia Training for Staff on December 4, 2019 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Centre for Learning Leadership & Culture (LLC, formerly ODLC), 215 Huron Street, Room 610.

Participants will hear from the facilitator, Aasiyah Khan, who has been working with the Canadian Federation of Students to address Islamophobia on post-secondary campuses.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding Islamophobia
  • Understanding student experience in classrooms and on university campuses across Canada with Islamophobic incidences.
  • Learning how to best support students when they ask for assistance, resources, etc.

Please see the following link to Register.


Upcoming EDO events at UTM:  Anti-“O” Convos: Hot Topics – November 13 & 14

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pmBuilding a Culture of Consent
University of Toronto Mississauga, Davis Building (DV 3129), 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Facilitated by the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre
Lunch will be provided and space is limited, therefore registration for this session is greatly appreciated:

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pmFaith, Spirituality, & Mental Health
University of Toronto Mississauga, Spigel Hall, Davis Building (DV 1102), 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Partnership with UTM Interfaith, Equity & Diversity Office, Hart House, and Multi-Faith Centre.
Lunch will be provided and space is limited, therefore registration for this session is greatly appreciated:


Shadeism Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

On Thursday October 24th at 5pm, UTM’s Equity and Diversity Office in partnership with the following stakeholders: UTM’s Connections & Conversations, the Centre for South Asian Civilizations, the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, the Department of Historical Studies and UTM’s International Education Centre, will be hosting Shadeism: Digging Deeper, a documentary screening and panel discussion with film director, V.T Nayani, and the following panelists:

  • Ken Derry, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, History of Religion
  • Jordache Ellapen, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies
  • Bhajan Gill, Student, Equity & Diversity Office Programming Assistant
  • Carae Henry, Student, Residence Don
  • Jed Kuhn, Assistant Professor (LTA) History/Women and Gender Studies
  • Rebeca Mahadeo, Staff, Student Development Coordinator, Intercultural Programs

To RSVP and for more details about the event, please go to the following link:


Karima Hashmani is the new Executive Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!

View the Staff Announcement.


UTM Office Hours

Did you Know ARCDO will be holding monthly office hours at UTM? See the schedule below!

Room 224, Academic Annex, UTM
9am – 5pm

    1. September 9, 2019
    2. October 21, 2019
    3. November 18, 2019
    4. January 20, 2020
    5. February 24, 2020
    6. March 30, 2020
    7. April 27, 2020
    NOTE: ARCDO is in the process of coordinating office hours at UTSC. Further details coming soon.