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April 15th, 2020

Orthodox Easter in the Workplace

Date: April 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As members of the U of T … Read More

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April 8th, 2020

Maundy Thursday in the Workplace

Date: April 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As members of the U of T … Read More

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March 8th, 2020

Statement on International Women’s Day

Date: March 8, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity On March 8, International Women’s Day, we recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, the day originated from women’s participation in twentieth century … Read More

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March 6th, 2020

Purim and the Fast of Esther in the Workplace

Date: March 6, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity As the U of T community prepares to celebrate Purim and the Fast of Esther next week, we … Read More

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March 3rd, 2020

U of T named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 13th year running

March 3, 2020 The University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 13th consecutive year. The competition, run annually by Mediacorp and The Globe and Mail, recognizes a short-listed pool of employers that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusive programs. Successful applicants are chosen for noteworthy and unique initiatives through a comparison of applicants from the same industry. “The University is committed to building an intentionally inclusive culture that not … Read More

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February 24th, 2020

Community, Sharing and an Opportunity for Healing – U of T’s 2020 Black History Symposium

On February 6th, the University of Toronto held its inaugural Black History Symposium, organized by U of T’s Black History 365 Committee and the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) in the Division of Human Resources & Equity. This year’s theme was Complexities of Blackness: Stories Told, Strategies Shared, designed to increase dialogues on the … Read More

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February 7th, 2020

Celebrating & Recognizing Black History Month at the University of Toronto

Date: February 7, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Jodie Glean-Mitchell, Director, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office Each year during Black History Month, the Division of Human Resources & Equity joins the University community in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the Black … Read More

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January 29th, 2020

Remembrance and Action against Faith-Based Discrimination

Date: January 29, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), HR & Equity This week, the University of Toronto joins communities across Canada to observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and … Read More

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January 28th, 2020

Reflections on the Inaugural U of T Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series  

January 28, 2020  View photos from the event U of T’s inaugural Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series wrapped up last week with Rabbi Julia Appel addressing anti-Semitism in postsecondary environments. Rabbi Appel, who serves as the Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi at Hillel at U of T and is on the executive team of the … Read More

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January 9th, 2020

Supporting a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination

Date: January 9, 2020 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Cc: Division of HR & Equity; Divisional Human Resources Offices The University of Toronto strives to be a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for all members of our community. Workplace incivility, harassment and discrimination take … Read More

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November 7th, 2019

U of T Hosts the Inaugural Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series

November 7, 2019 “How can institutions think strategically about equity, diversity and inclusion and leverage it to enhance its academic mission: research, teaching, and innovation?” This was just one of the many important questions that were discussed at the inaugural event of the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series, organized by the Anti-Racism and Cultural … Read More

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June 21st, 2019

Recognizing and Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: June 21, 2019 To: University of Toronto Community Members From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We honour the people who have called this land home for thousands of years, … Read More

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December 7th, 2017

Gender Inclusivity at the University of Toronto

Date: December 7, 2017 To: U of T Community From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Re: Gender Inclusivity at the University of Toronto   Since assuming the role of Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity in October 2016, I have had the opportunity to study how we can better create and support an inclusive … Read More

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October 30th, 2017

Latest U of T AODA report now available

The U of T AODA report outlines progress made by the University in creating working and learning environments that are accessible and inclusive. The projects highlighted in the latest report illustrate the work across all three campuses and show how the University is seeking to stay accessible as it innovates education and provides access to … Read More

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June 28th, 2017

A note of congrats from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

We are pleased and proud to receive this congratulatory note from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (PDF, 159 kB) for the University of Toronto becoming one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017.

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June 26th, 2017

Principles of the Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence released (PDAD&C #117)

After a year of diligent work and consultation, the Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence has submitted to me its principles to guide sexual violence education and prevention training for students, staff, and faculty on all three University of Toronto campuses….. Read the full memo on these principles Source: Communications for Academic … Read More

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May 16th, 2017

Meet HR & Equity’s first Diversity Program intern

Wuwuoritseetan (Wuwu) Ugbeye In 2016, the Division of Human Resources & Equity launched the Diversity Internship Program — a one-year program aimed at recruiting emerging HR professionals from underrepresented groups. Our first call was met with a tremendous response. “The inaugural Diversity Internship received 846 applicants,” states Cherilyn Nobleza, manager of HR policy and projects for Integrated HR at the … Read More

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April 5th, 2017

One Brave Run world record and mental health expo

Source: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education Join our #OneBraveRun on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Step up with us to inspire hope for the one in five Canadians that live with mental illness in any given year.

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March 15th, 2017

Register for the IDERD Conference & Award Ceremony

Registration is now open for the University of Toronto’s 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Conference and Award Ceremony, March 20 to 21. Register and download the conference program and poster from the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office website. Please register today as space for some sessions may be limited.

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March 8th, 2017

The 2017 University of Toronto IDERD Campaign

What’s anti-racism good for now? The University of Toronto will host two days of events commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD): IDERD Conference Monday, March 20, 2017 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hart House 7 Hart House Circle St. George campus IDERD Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion Tuesday, March 21, 2017 … Read More

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