IDERD Call for Abstracts

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) in partnership with the Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Department of Sociology, UTM will convene an anti-racism conference as part of the 2017 U of T IDERD Campaign and Recognition Award Ceremony.

We invite abstracts for papers, workshops, video and poetry performances, and other artistic forms of activism, which will be selected for presentation at a workshop or poster session.

Deadline for Abstracts: February 17, 2017
IDERD Conference: March 20, 2017

See further information on the Call for Abstracts.

Deadline Extended!
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.

Extended Nomination Deadline: January 23, 2017
IDERD Recognition Awards Ceremony: March 21, 2017

See further information on the Call for Nominations.

Other events and news

ARCDO Dialogue Sessions

For the winter semester the ARCDO will continue to hosts a series of dialogues for students.

See the newsletter for more information on Race and Faith Dialogues and Unfiltered Truth Talks.

The Blanket Exercise: Experience and Facilitator Training

Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.

January 19, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Spaces are limited. Please register by January 13, 2017.

See more details about the Blanket Exercise.

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.

Upcoming Indigenous Initiatives Office Speaker Series

This speaker series is offered through the Indigenous Initiatives Office, Faculty of Law. All are welcome to attend!

Find out more about the upcoming talks on January 17 and 31 .

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