Mandate of the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) works in collaboration with other equity offices and partners (including students, faculty and staff) to promote a University campus that is free of discrimination and harassment based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship and/or creed (faith) and as they intersect with other social identities.

Purpose of the Committee

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee (Committee) assists the ARCDO in its goal to increase the effectiveness of services and programs offered to the University community in its effort to advance and embed antiracism and matters related culture diversity and creed (faith). The purpose of the Committee is to provide a breadth of knowledge and expertise related to antiracism, cultural diversity and creed that will assist the ARCDO in broadening and strengthening its work and impact across the tri-campus University community; provide a forum for discussion of systemic issues related to antiracism, cultural diversity and creed within the University community; provide feedback on the impact of policies and programs in relation to these matters; and to ensure engagement with key stakeholder communities.

ARCDO Advisory Committee Members (2016- 2017 Academic Year)

Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity – Chairperson

Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Officer, ARCDO

Saimah Baig, Interim Program Coordinator, ARCDO

Liza Arnason, Director, Student Life & International Student Centre, UTSC

Maleeha Baig, Vice-President Equity, University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union (UTMSU)

Andrea Carter, Assistant Dean, Student Wellness, Support & Success, UTM

Richard Chambers, Director, Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice

Desma Charlemagne-Michel, Director, Human Resources Services, Office of the Vice President, University Operations

Toni De Mello, Equity and Diversity Officer, Office of the VP and Principal, UTSC

Sameena Eidoo, Assistant Director, Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice

Jacqueline Goodman, Student Transition Manager, Office of Student Transition, UTM

Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, Director, First Nations House

Marise Hopkins, Vice-President External, University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union (UTMSU)

Shahin Imtiaz, Vice-President Campus Life, University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU)

Cristina Jaimungal, External Commissioner, University of Toronto Graduate Students Union (UTGSU)

Mala Kashyap, President, Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS)

Elaine Khoo, Associate Professor, Centre for Teaching and Learning, UTSC

Anna Korteweg, Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, UTM

Nafisa Mohamed, Vice-President Equity, Scarborough Campus Student Union (SCSU)

David Newman, Senior Director, Student Experience, Student Life Programs

Farah Noori, University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU)

Ike Okafor, Senior Officer, Service Learning and Diversity Outreach, OHPSA

Richie Pyne, Vice-President External, Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students (APUS)

Njoki Wane, Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE

Nic Weststrate, Interim, Equity and Diversity Officer, UTM

Shahid Zafar, Staff Sergeant, Campus Safety & Security, UTSC