We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land. 


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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018

Anti-Racism Change in Postsecondary Institutions: Resistance, Assessment, Measurement, and Accountability

March 19th and 20th 2018

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) in collaboration with its partners will host the 2018 IDERD Conference, March 19 – 20, 2018. Building on the inaugural conference that was held in 2017, this year’s Conference will convene over two days at Hart House on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. The Conference will address the theme, “Anti-Racism Change in Postsecondary Institutions: Resistance, Assessment, Measurement, and Accountability.

Register for the IDERD 2018 Conference and Recognition Awards at www.2018uoftiderd.eventbrite.ca

Anti-Racism Change in Postsecondary Institutions: Resistance, Assessment, Measurement, Accountability

Amorell Saunders N'Daw

Amorell advances anti-racism by…
playing an instrumental role in the development of the support group Connections and Conversations for racialized administrative staff at U of T and working with colleagues to ensure there are mechanisms and processes in place to provide support to racialized staff, to offer advice and direction around effective programs and initiatives and to help advance the University’s commitment to equity.
- Amorell Saunders N'Daw, Director of Governance, UTSC, Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council, University of Toronto

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Dr. Janelle Joseph

Janelle advances anti-racism by…
supporting many University of Toronto multi-partner anti-racism initiatives, including the Health Sciences Summer Mentorship Program and Hurdle to Success. She has also explored the experiences of racialized and Indigenous athletes, coaches and students and created a critical document on which the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education based its current Task Force on Race and Indigeneity.
- Dr. Janelle Joseph, Directory of Academic Success and Assistant Director Transitional Year Programme, University of Toronto

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Marie Laing

Marie advances anti-racism by…
taking leadership roles in the planning of on-campus events that challenge white supremacy through collaborative, inclusive, and accessible education on anti-Indigenous racism and by working collaboratively with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members to increase the presence and vitality of Indigenous education at OISE.
- Marie Laing, Candiate for M.A. Social Justice Eduction, OISE, University of Toronto

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Roy Strebel

Roy advances anti-racism by…
serving as the Bear Clan leader for the Native Student’s Association, by maintaining the Kahnontake Kitkan Garden and creating space for ceremony, providing high-school-aged youth (grade 9-12) an immersive experiential learning experience, and by serving on many committees supporting Indigenous peoples.
- Roy Strebel, SOAR Indigenous and Equity Initiatives Coordinator, Faculty of Kinesiology Phyical Education, University of Toronto

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Black Medical Students' Association

The Black Medical Students' Association (BMSA) advances anti-racism by…
supporting and encouraging students from communities that are under-represented in medicine, primarily students from African and Caribbean backgrounds.
- The Black Medical Students' Association (BMSA), University of Toronto

Learn more about the Black Medical Students' Association