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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.

Ketty Anyeko

U of T researcher explores reparations for forgotten victims of Uganda’s war

October 31, 2023

Ketty Anyeko is dedicating her scholarly efforts to supporting post-conflict resolution and pursuing justice for victims, examining how children born of wartime sexual violence view the legal prosecutions of their fathers – often former rebel commanders – for sexual- and gender-based crimes. Her research is supported by U of T’s Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program, which provides funding to hire postdoctoral researchers from underrepresented groups.

Ann Lopez and Njoki Wane

The Centre for Black Excellence in Education launches at OISE

June 19, 2023

On June 9, the Centre for Black Studies in Education (CBSE) at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) officially launched. The CBSE exists to address anti-blackness and inequities in Canadian life. The centre is also designed, among many crucial priorities, to foster, strengthen, and value the Black studies research and pedagogical practices in education and serve as a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for of University of Toronto professors and students – offering space for critical dialogue surrounding issues of race, racism, African Indigeneity, decolonization, and more. 

Vikram Chadalawada hands the group's final report to U of T President Meric Gertler.

U of T marks entrustment of Anti-Asian Racism Working Group Report

June 8, 2023

The University of Toronto held a ceremony to mark the entrustment of the Anti-Asian Racism Working Group’s (AARWG) final report, which includes 40 recommendations to address the often invisible nature of anti-Asian racism and build a more equitable community across U of T’s three campuses. The ceremony, held in Governing Council Chamber, marked the official handover of the report to U of T’s senior leaders, who have accepted all of the report’s recommendations.

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U of T accepts all recommendations of Anti-Asian Racism Working Group’s final report

May 29, 2023

The University of Toronto is committed to implementing the 40 recommendations for addressing anti-Asian racism on campus issued in the final report by U of T’s Anti-Asian Racism Working Group. The final report outlines eight key areas where the university can expand on its work to build a more respectful, accountable, equitable and inclusive community while stepping up efforts to combat anti-Asian racism, which experienced a spike in Canada and other countries during the pandemic.

Shahana Arain

FIFSW welcomes a new Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

October 12, 2023

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is thrilled to welcome Shahana Arain, our inaugural Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Shahana Arain is an educator with 18 years of experience in various roles, including Principal with the Durham District School Board, curriculum writer with both Durham and York District School Boards, and Provincial Facilitator of Anti Oppressive Practices for senior leaders.

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.