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U of T observes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 17, 2016

“History, Legacy, Reconciliation: Indigenous education and the role of the University of Toronto.”


On March 21st, the University of Toronto joins with the world community in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) and emphasizing the need for continued work to address racial discrimination and racism, in all its forms.

Utilizing the platform of the U of T IDERD Campaign and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action, this year’s theme is entitled, “History, Legacy, Reconciliation: Indigenous Education and the role of the University of Toronto.”

“This year’s IDERD Campaign theme puts front and centre a focus on the achievements and challenges in our on-going efforts to address the TRC recommendations, to engage and strengthen Indigenous education, and to embrace the significant work that lies ahead. IDERD, reminds us of the larger and continuing responsibility to confront and eliminate racism and racial discrimination in all its forms. We are grateful to members of our community who are committed to these issues and help us to remain vigilant in advancing this mission.”

Professor Cheryl Regehr, Provost and Vice President

In this, the fifth year of the IDERD Awards presentation, we recognize examples of outstanding contributions from students, employees and programs that have and are contributing to the elimination of racism and racial discrimination.

“I extend congratulations to the 2016 IDERD award recipients for their commitment, leadership and the collaborative ways in which they have taken up this important work.”

Professor Angela Hildyard, Vice President Human Resources & Equity

On Monday, March 21st join Professor Cheryl Regehr, Provost and Vice President and the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) in partnership with First Nations House and Rotman School of Management for the official IDERD Ceremony when we honour the 2016 IDERD Award Recipients. The ceremony features a moderated panel discussion that will contemplate Indigenous education at U of T as it relates to history, legacy and reconciliation and the implications for transformative change — taking into account the calls to action in the 2015 final report of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The 2016 U of T IDERD Ceremony will take place on:

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 1 – 5:00 pm.

  • Award Ceremony at 1 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion at 2 p.m.
  • Reception and Networking at 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Desautels Hall, Second floor, South Building.