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One City, Three Campuses

We actively engage with staff, faculty and students to build and celebrate our community’s many achievements and are committed to building an intentionally inclusive environment where innovation, collaboration and excellence thrive. This involves supporting the work of affinity or working groups and task forces, as well as collectively celebrating our diversity through events and programming.

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Diversity Internship Program

Over the course of a one-year paid contract, the program provides human resources industry exposure to a recent graduate who self-identifies as Indigenous or Aboriginal (North America), racialized person and/or person with a disability. After a successful pilot, subsequent candidates were hired in the HR Strategic Initiatives unit in 2017 and at UTSC in June 2018. All divisional HR Offices can apply to host a placement.

Indigenous Mentoring Day

The Indigenous Mentoring Day program matches aspiring Indigenous individuals with employee mentors across the University to provide a unique opportunity in experiencing the workplace and gaining first-hand insight from willing mentors. This experiential learning opportunity provides job seekers with unique career insights about working at U of T. It is also a great opportunity for current employees, who apply to be mentors, to establish strategic partnerships and gain access to a diverse talent pool. The Integrated Recruitment unit hosted this semi-annual tri-campus initiative for the first time in 2018.

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Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day

The program matches aspiring and motivated people with disabilities with community partners to gain insight from practicing professionals around job requirements, duties and tasks. The University hosts mentees for the day, who shadow members of staff working in various areas of the three U of T campuses.

Angela Hildyard Leadership Symposium

The ‘Angela Hildyard Leadership Fund’ was created in 2016 to establish an annual leadership symposium that features expert speakers in the fields of leadership in equity and diversity. The symposium is an opportunity for the University’s established and emerging senior leaders to network and to gain new knowledge and inspiration to implement institutional improvements in their respective areas. Participants are drawn from the University’s senior administrators, both academic and non-academic, and those expecting to assume such positions in the near future.

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women (December 6)

Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.

On this day, the U of T commemorates the many ways in which all women experience gender-based violence — from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the broad spectrum of women from vulnerable populations. 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the massacre.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Canadian government has proposed September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new statutory holiday recognizing Indigenous people. In 2019 to commemorate this day, U of T hosted a Truth & Reconciliation Tree Planting Ceremony. The planting of an Eastern White Pine on the St George Campus dedicates space and incorporate Indigenous culture and practice at the University as well as reaffirms our commitment to the ongoing Truth and Reconciliation process.

Speaking OUT!

This is a U of T employee experience survey. Results obtained assist the University in mapping out initiatives and priorities to enhance the working environment for faculty and staff and help achieve the goals of the institution.

Engaging with the GTA Community

Our work with community partners across the diverse city of Toronto enhances our public outreach, cultural awareness and training opportunities.

We support the University’s mandate and participate in several city-wide initiatives as part of our institution’s commitment to citizenship in our great city.

U of T United Way Campaign

This annual fundraising campaign creates a more equitable and inclusive city. The U of T community has contributed almost $20 million to the Greater Toronto community through the United Way over the past 20 years.

CIBC Run for the Cure

Every year we join thousands of Canadians across the country in raising funds to support the Canadian Cancer Society.