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(2014-2015 HR#16) Recognize staff, faculty or student contributions to eliminating racial discrimination and advancing anti-racism: Deadline Feb 9

HR#16, 2014 – 2015

Date: December 11, 2014
To: PDAD&C; Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Re: Call for nominees for U of T’s 2015 IDERD Campaign & Award Recognition. Deadline is Feb 9

2015 Nomination Form

  • 2015 Nomination Form – Due February 9, 2015

In support of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) on March 21st, we would like to recognize those staff, faculty and student members 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 9, 2015.

This nomination form provides more information about the U of T IDERD Campaign &  Award Recognition and the requirements for nomination. Those selected will be awarded and profiled as part of our 2015 Campaign.

Please take some time to recognize the outstanding work and initiatives in your respective divisions, departments, organizations and / or communities to advance antiracism. This is an opportunity for us to shine a light on the critical and excellent work 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 2015 IDERD Campaign & Award Recognition, please contact the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at 416.978.1259, antiracism@utoronto.ca, or on Facebook.

Background: About International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD)

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) was established by the United Nations in 1966 to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. It is observed every March 21st to bring the world community together to increase its efforts in the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and racism (United Nations, Resolution 2142, XX1).

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.