2013-2014 Events

A Hurdle to Success poster

A Hurdle to Success: Symposium

University of Toronto Scarborough
Saturday, September 27, 2014 –
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The second instalment of the Hurdle to Success series – a free full-day symposium bringing together community members, sport professionals and academics to discuss critical issues and the experiences of Indigenous and racialized minority students engaged in post-secondary athletic.


Decolonizing Education towards the Advancement of Anti-Racism

Decolonizing Education towards the Advancement of Anti-Racism

Join the ARCDO and Professor Angela Hildyard, Vice-President Human Resources & Equity, to acknowledge the 2014 U of T IDERD Award recipients for their notable work in advancing anti-racism at the University of Toronto. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014
12:45pm to 2:00pm
OISE Library
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Queer Students of Colour Discussion

Queer Students of Colour Discussion

Date: Friday, March 21st
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: 21 Sussex, Room 421 (Lounge)

Presented by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office.

Queer Students of Colour Discussion Group.



MLK Was Here

University of Toronto‘s
Black History Month Opening Ceremony
MLK Was Here: Readings and Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s 1967 CBC Massey Lectures “Conscience for Change”

When: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 6:30 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register online at http://mlkwashere.eventbrite.ca



Wounds Into Wisdom

Reconciling Historical Injustices and the Role of Public Apology and Forgiveness

When: Wed., Feb. 5, 2014, 6:30–8:30 pm
Where: East Common Room, Hart House
Cost: Free



A Hurdle to Success

Hurdle to Success: Access, Retention and the Culture of Sport at the University of Toronto

Wednesday January 22 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm



Unfiltered: Truth Talks

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office recently launched its new drop-in program “Unfiltered: Truth Talks” – a safe space for students to engage conversations around race, racism, ethnicity, culture, creed and the intersections among them, inside and outside of the classroom. The program is peer facilitated and is an opportunity for students to support each other and find community amongst those with similar lived experiences. Although we are starting on the University of Toronto – St. George Campus, there are intentions to expand tri-campus as the program develops.

The program will run monthly for the winter 2013/14 term, with its next session scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm, location TBA. “Like” our Facebook page for updates about themes, more programming dates, and location information.



Wounds to Wisdom

Wounds to Wisdom: In Pursuit of Reconciliation and Justice

Wounds into Wisdom is a series of engaging events and workshops that aim to engage the campus community in critical conversations, guided reflection, self-evaluation and capacity building. Within the scope of this program, “forgiveness” is interpreted to include the related concepts of restorative justice, apology, redress and reparations. We believe that this expanded interpretation will enrich the dialogue and extend the appeal of the program as it takes into account multiple perspectives of the individual and community, secular and faith-based, historical and contemporary and the interpersonal and political.