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Antisemitism Working Group

Accountability Highlights: Antisemitism Working Group Report

  • The Institutional Equity Office has hired an Assistant Director, Faith and Anti-Racism, who will provide guidance to the University community in addressing individual and systemic faith- and race-based discrimination (ASWG Recommendation 2).
  • The Institutional Equity Office (IEO) has clearly defined its mandate and scope to explicitly include antisemitism (ASWG Recommendation 1).
  • Clearer language on accommodations is now reflected in the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture’s Inclusive Employer Guides, which provide our community with information about observances (ASWG Recommendation 7).
  • The University administration frequently reiterates its commitment to academic freedom and inclusion, most recently in President Gertler’s message to the U of T community on October 18, 2023 (ASWG Recommendation 4).
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New Lab for the Study of Global Antisemitism will be a hub for scholarly inquiry and interdisciplinary collaboration

January 17, 2024

A new lab at the University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) will be a hub for scholars from across disciplines to examine the persistence of antisemitism in a global context.  The goals for the new lab include bringing together scholars and students whose work connects, directly or indirectly, with the study of antisemitism.

Shari Golberg

Staff Announcement – Institutional Equity Office

November 27, 2023

Shari Golberg will be joining the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture in the new role of Assistant Director, Faith & Anti-Racism in the Institutional Equity Office. This role was developed in response to Recommendation 2 from the Antisemitism Working Group Report. When Shari starts on January 8, 2024, she will work with key partners across the tri-campus to support the University’s commitment to foster an inclusive environment for faith-based communities at U of T.

Supporting an inclusive and welcoming community 

September 21, 2023

All employees at the University of Toronto have a right to work without discrimination, harassment, or violence of any kind. To support this right, the University maintains a robust set of policies in addition to clear pathways for employees to request accommodation, share a concern, or file a complaint. Together, we can foster respectful workplaces where everyone feels they are welcome, supported, and can thrive.

Making an Impact: U of T’s Latest Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Report

August 4, 2023

We are pleased to share the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Report 2022, which follows the journey of interactions that foster belonging for individuals before, during, and after their time with U of T. This report explores EDI initiatives led by Faculties, divisions, and campuses across the University.

Marking One Year Since the Entrustment of the Antisemitism Working Group Report

February 16, 2023

In February 2023, our community is marking one year since the entrustment of the Report of the University of Toronto Antisemitism Working Group. The University of Toronto commissioned the Antisemitism Working Group to review the University’s programming, activities, processes, and practices and make recommendations to support its response to antisemitism.

Employment Equity Report 2021

September 1, 2022

Today, institutions and corporations around the world are deeply invested in data-driven decision-making: developing ways to collect and analyze data that can inform short- and long-term strategies. The 2021 Employment Equity Report reflects the most recent outcomes of discussions we have been having across our three campuses and with our community.

2021 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report

August 16, 2022

Equity work is so often focused on the present and future: affirming the urgency of change and strategizing how to move forward. Yet now more than ever, it is crucial to acknowledge that the progress, hopes, and goals shared in this 2021 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report are indebted to the long history of equity work already established at the University of Toronto.

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U of T marks entrustment of Antisemitism Working Group Report

February 14, 2022

The University of Toronto released a video to mark the entrustment of the Anti-Semitism Working Group’s final report and affirm the university’s commitment to tackling anti-Semitism in all its forms. The report outlines eight recommendations to tackle anti-Semitism and religious discrimination on campus while also addressing the extent and limits of academic freedom in a university setting.