Staff Announcement – Institutional Equity Office

From: Allison Burgess, Acting Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

I am pleased to announce that Dr. 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.

Shari joins us from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, where she most recently led an accountability framework focused on improving student outcomes as well as research on access and equity measures in post-secondary institutions. Prior to this, at the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, she co-chaired an Anti-Racism Working Group and led the development of anti-racism resources for staff, including resources on antisemitism and Islamophobia. Shari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her work as a researcher, facilitator, and consultant for a number of organizations including the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Ontario Public Service’s Inclusive Diversity Office. For eight years, she also coordinated and facilitated Shema & Iqra’: The Jewish-Muslim Text Project, a grassroots initiative which brought communities of Muslims and Jews together to explore issues of mutual concern. She demonstrates a deep commitment to continued learning and to building inclusive communities. Shari holds a PhD in Religion and Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto.

Shari Golberg

Please join me in welcoming Shari to the Institutional Equity Office!