2012-2013 Events

Garden Teaching - Jan Longboat

National Aboriginal Day: June 21, 2013

In 1996, the Governor General of Canada officially declared June 21st to be National Aboriginal Day. Every year on this day Canadians come together to celebrate and learn more about Aboriginal peoples, their history and diverse cultures and the important contributions they have made to Canada. June 21st was chosen due to the cultural importance of the summer solstice (the first day of summer) and because many Aboriginal Cultures celebrate their heritage on this date.

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at U of T by attending the garden teaching event with elder Jan Longboat.



Asian Heritage Month:

Asian Heritage Month: May 2013

May is Asian Heritage Month! This is a time to commemorate the long and diverse history of Asian Canadians and the important contributions they have made to Canada. It is also a time to celebrate the ongoing achievements and contributions of Asian Canadians to our local, national and international communities.

In 2002 the Government of Canada officially declared May as Asian Heritage Month, which came as a result of the work of Senator Vivienne Poy who proposed the motion to the Senate the year prior.



Indigenizing Psychology Symposium

Third Annual OISE Indigenous Education Network Mental Health Symposium, May 30, 2013

The overarching goal of the Symposium is to build on previous and current conceptions of Indigenous psychology and to provide new and innovative information, inquiry, and synthesis of mental health issues and solutions from Aboriginal knowledges. Through the development of new insights regarding Indigenous psychology throughout the Symposium, cutting edge and creative theories and models for addressing current mental health needs, including programming, counselling, and assessments of Indigenous peoples in Canada will be examined.



2013 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

2013 U of T International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Campaign: Panel Discussion



International Women's Day 2013

March 8th is International Women‘s Day!


Details: Featuring a panel of inspiring women, attendees will hear stories of the past while engaging in dialogue and activities that explore the struggle of those trailblazers who brought social change to the University of Toronto campus, including the establishment of the women‘s studies department, the fight for childcare on campus, for access to men-only spaces such as Hart House and the push to make U of T more accessible to a more diverse student body.



February 4 – 8, 2013 is Aboriginal Awareness Week at U of T! 

Aboriginal Awareness Week is celebrated at the University of Toronto from February 4 -8, 2013 and a number of activities and events will be held across the University campuses including the Talking Wall Display about the Indigenous History of Toronto at Hart House.
For more information about other events taking place across the University, please visit First Nations House.



February is Black History Month!

Here, at the University of Toronto, some of the events and activities that have been organized in recognition of Black History Month 2013 include:

  • Been a Long Time Comin ‘– Pluralism and the African Diasporic Aesthetic (Feb. 5 & 6)
  • Lunch for a Cause (Feb. 12)
  • Movie Night Screening “Africa United”(Feb. 11)
  • Panel: Race, Space and Sport (Feb. 12)
  • Open Mic Night (Feb. 12)
  • Love and Style (Feb. 14)
  • Racial Ties (Feb. 26)



National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against WomenNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Organized by: Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, Assault Counselling and Education, Health & Wellness, Community Safety Office, Health and Well-being, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, First Nations House, Graduate Students‘ Union, Centre for Women‘s Studies in Education, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Engineering, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, Status of Women Office, Student Crisis Response, University of Toronto Students‘ Union

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2012

12:15pm: Commemoration benches behind UTSU/in front of Hart House
12:45pm: Working for Change lunch – Hart House, East Common Room




“Colour Me” Film Screening & Discussion“COLOUR ME” FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

Colour Me challenges viewers to re-examine how they think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean as he runs a ground-breaking mentorship program for black teens in Brampton, the most demographically changing Canadian city. While challenging his students to analyze and abandon
stereotypes they have accepted, Anthony is forced to critically examine his own identity.

Sponsored by: African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Equity Studies, New College, Hart House, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office

When: Tuesday, November 27, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Wilson Hall, Room 523
University of Toronto St. George Campus
20 Willcocks St, New College