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Call for Nominations – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Recognition Award

The IDERD Recognition Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have contributed outstanding work and initiatives in an effort to eliminate racial discrimination and advance anti-racism throughout the U of T community in support of our overall commitment to diversity, equity and excellence, and in keeping with the University’s mission.

Nomination Deadline: January 16, 2017
IDERD Campaign and Recognition Event: March 21, 2017

See further information on the Call for Nominations.

ARCDO – Now on Twitter

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) is now on Twitter. Follow us on twitter @UofT_ARCDO.

Other events and news

Preserving the Past to Build a Better Tomorrow – December 4, 2016

Join international scholars Dr. Monica Hanna and Dr. Anne Porter investigate the positive work currently being undertaken in the Middle East to protect local antiquities and sites, and the changing levels of engagement of archaeologists with local communities.

Find out more about this talk at the Royal Ontario Museum.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – December 6, 2016

Following the murder of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, whose lives were cut short in 1989 simply because they were women, Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

See details on this year's commemorations.

Connections and Conversations

Connections and Conversations is an affinity group for racialized staff at the University of Toronto and their supporters. Find out dates and locations for local chapter meetings.

History, Legacy, and Reconciliation:
Indigenous Education and the Role of the University of Toronto

Rochelle Allan

Rochelle Allan advances anti-racism…
by improving the discourse on Indigenous Health within the Undergraduate Medical Education program at U of T. Her work has enhanced supports for Indigenous students within Undergraduate Medical Education, and has helped to increase curriculum options around Indigenous health.
- Rochelle Allan, Indigenous Peoples’ UME Program Coordinator, Office of Indigenous Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Learn more about Rochelle Allan

Law in Action Within Schools

Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) advances anti-racism…
by impacting the lives of over 1000, predominantly racialized, students in the GTA by providing access to the legal profession. Through mentoring, job shadowing and summer jobs with lawyers, judges and justices of the peace the LAWS program provides a range of opportunities for these students.
- Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Learn more about Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)

2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee

The 2015 Racial Justice Matters Conference Organizing Committee advances anti-racism…
by sparking thought-provoking conversations about how we as a public health community can begin to address racial health inequities as service providers, researchers and advocates.
-2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Pictured Conference Co-Chairs: Top left to right: Navita Singh, Eden Hagos
Bottom left to right: Meena Bhardwaj, Anjum Sultana

Learn more about the 2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee

Audrey Rochette

Audrey Rochette advances anti-racism…
by working with the Native Students Association on a petition and awareness raising campaign to get a mandatory Indigenous studies course for all students. Audrey has travelled to several First Nations communities and impact their youth directly through outreach and the arts.
- Audrey Rochette, Program Assistant, Woodsworth College Academic Bridging Mentorship Program, University of Toronto

Learn more about Audrey Rochette

Dhanela Sivaparan

Dhanela Sivaparan advances anti-racism…
by increasing the access and participation of Indigenous graduate students for the Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program. Dhanela has further promoted social justice through her proactive roles with U of T’s Native Students’ Association, UME Office of Indigenous Medical Education and U of T’s Council of Aboriginal Initiatives.
- Dhanela Sivaparan, Graduate Student, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Coordinator, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto

Learn more about Dhanela Sivaparan