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(2012-2013 HR#17) The 2013 U of T IDERD Campaign: Call for nominees

Date: January 28, 2013
To: The University of Toronto Community
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Re: The 2013 U of T IDERD Campaign: Call for nominees

In support of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) on March 21st, we would like to recognize those individuals in our faculty, staff and student populations who have contributed to the effort of eliminating racial discrimination and advancing anti-racism.

I invite you to support this initiative by nominating any U of T faculty, staff and student members who you feel have contributed to this effort. You may submit up to two nominations by the deadline of February 22, 2013.

This nomination form provides more information about the U of T IDERD Campaign and the requirements for nomination. Those selected will be profiled as part of our 2013 Campaign.

I am counting on leaders like you to identify the outstanding work and initiatives that are being undertaken in your respective divisions, departments, organizations and / or communities. This is an opportunity for us to shine a light on the critical and excellent work that I know is being done throughout the U of T community in support of our overall commitment to diversity, equity and excellence.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about U of T’s 2013 IDERD Campaign, please contact the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at 416.978.1259 or antiracism@utoronto.ca.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Background: About U of T’s IDERD Campaign

U of T’s campaign in support of IDERD was launched in March 2012. The Campaign’s objectives are:

  • To increase awareness about IDERD and its importance to the University community;
  • To recognize the range of teaching, scholarship and other initiatives that U of T employees or students have applied towards the effort to eliminate racial discrimination and advance anti-racism;
  • To provide an opportunity for us to collectively share and appreciate the various promising practices in the ongoing challenge to eliminate racism in all its forms.

The Campaign is coordinated by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office with the support of the ARCDO Advisory Committee, whose members are drawn from the student, staff and faculty constituencies.