News & Announcements

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Celebrating & Recognizing Asian Heritage Mont at the University of Toronto

In May, during Asian Heritage Month, the Division of Human Resources & Equity joins the University community in celebrating and recognizing the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent. Read more here.


Black History Month Initiative Submissions

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office in the Division of HR & Equity in partnership with U of T’s Black History 365 Committee would like to compile a list of all the events, campaigns and initiatives planned across U of T’s three campuses that recognize and honour Black History events in the month of February. We will be launching an online calendar to showcase Black History initiatives and would be grateful to receive details about any related initiative at the University of Toronto.

Learn more about how you can participate


Resiliency Through Adversities

On Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm join UTM’s Equity & Diversity Office in partnership with UTM Connections and Conversations, Centre for Student Engagement and UTM Career Centre for their first annual Black History Month Event, Resiliency through Adversities with keynote address from Jodie Glean, Director, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office followed by round table discussions between  Black professionals from various careers, providing tips & strategies for thriving in academia and the workplace.

  • Learn from Black professionals from various fields regarding their experiences, hardships & triumphs
  • Discover tools and strategies to navigate racialized micro-aggressions in the workplace and academia through story-telling and sharing
  • A space for networking and mentorship opportunities between professionals and student attendees.

U of T students please see the following link to Register

Non-University of Toronto students/external community member please see the following link to Register


Diversity Dialogue Event: How Do We Talk About Race?

On Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity Office in partnership with U of T Sport and Recreation will be hosting a Diversity Dialogue Event: How Do We Talk About Race?

Featuring presentations, a panel discussion and community dialogue, this event will provide health care practitioners, learners, researchers and staff with tools and frameworks to discuss race. In order to achieve cultural safety and inclusion in health care services, research and education, it is vital to understand how race, power and privilege operate in these spaces. Panelists will explore the topics of systemic racism and the process of racialization as they relate to health inequities and learner experiences.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education learners, staff and faculty, external partners, which include the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) and community organizations, as well as the wider U of T community.

Registration: 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Presentations and Panel: 5:45 pm – 8 pm
Reception: 8 pm – 9 pm

Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, East Common Room

Please see the following link to Register.

This event will also be live streamed.


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.