After a consultative review process with tri-campus stakeholders, I am excited to share that Jodie Glean has been appointed Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture effective May 1, 2022. Jodie has been acting as Interim Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion since December 6, 2021.
Jodie’s sophisticated understanding of equity work, the post-secondary context, and policy makes her a positive agent of change for this institution. Both as Director, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) and as Interim Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Jodie has been instrumental in deepening our community’s learning about intersectionality, equity, and anti-racism. She has also shown an exceptional ability to build bridges across portfolios and campuses, bringing both insight and compassion to emerging issues affecting our community. She provided expertise and critical support to the Antisemitism Working Group, and has collaborated with experts inside and outside U of T to provide restorative spaces for students, staff, faculty, and librarians directly impacted by racism and discrimination.
Jodie has dedicated her career to transformative anti-racism and equity work. Before joining the University of Toronto as Director of ARCDO in 2019, she worked for more than a decade in the field of human rights and EDI at Humber College and York University, among other post-secondary institutions. She is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious 2020 Black Business Professional Association (BBPA) Harry Jerome Diversity Award for her ongoing contributions in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. She co-developed and is an instructor of the inaugural certificate program Transformative Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Leadership at Humber College. Her learning journey continues at York University, where she is completing a PhD in Education.
The University of Toronto is very fortunate to have Jodie in this leadership role as we develop an institutional strategy which will move our culture from “equity and inclusion” to “belonging.”
Please join me in congratulating Jodie on this appointment.