Key Highlights: Responding to the Anti-Black Racism Task Force Report
- ✔ Governing Council Election Guidelines now include EDI considerations.
- ✔ Senior divisional equity, diversity, and inclusion leaders have been hired in the following areas: Faculty of Architecture, Rotman, Faculty of Law, School of Continuing Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, iSchool, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI), Faculty of Law, and School of Continuing Studies. Recruitment for senior divisional equity leads is ongoing in other areas.
- ✔ The Black Research Network receives ongoing funding from the Provostial budget for operational and administrative costs.
- ✔ The new Access Strategy & Partnerships Office will provide research, planning, and funding support to divisions in the development and expansion of programming for students and communities underrepresented at U of T.
- ✔ The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture’s Diversity in Recruitment Toolkit includes best practices in recruitment and selection and is available to People Managers in the HR Service Centre.
Key Highlights: Responding to the Antisemitism Working Group Report
- ✔ The Institutional Equity Office (IEO) has clearly defined its mandate and scope to explicitly include antisemitism. This has been reflected on the IEO newly revised website.
- ✔ The Provost’s Office launched Social Media Resources and Supports for Faculty Members and Librarians.
- ✔ 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.
- ✔ The Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture reinforced our duty to accommodate in the annual supporting an inclusive and welcoming community message to all employees.
- ✔ Temerty Faculty of Medicine hosted an evening of reflection in September 2022 at which the Dean formally apologized, alongside a group of CEOs from our affiliated hospitals, for its historical practice of imposing quotas on the number of Jewish medical students and trainees.
Institutional Response to Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin
Established in 2017, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) set out to support the delivery and monitor the progress of the 34 Calls to Action outlined in Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin: Final Report of the Steering Committee for the University of Toronto Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.