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The University of Toronto’s commitment to equity and diversity is central to its public mission as well as its devotion to the pursuit of excellence. Learn more about U of T’s equity offices, resources, programs, reports, and more below.

Featured U of T initiatives

  • U of T Student Equity Census: The Census will support the University to better understand the demographics and experience of our student population. Learn more.
  • School of Cities 2020 Anti-Black Racism/Black Lives Anti-Indigenous Racism/Indigenous Lives Fund: This funding initiative will support anti-racism education, outreach, and engaged praxis and policy-oriented research. Learn more.
  • The Canada Summer Research Opportunities Programme (SROP): This anti-racist initiative diversifies academia by increasing equitable access to graduate school.
  • Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA): The BGSA engages in powerful discourse of local and international issues and experiences in the Black community. They host events, initiatives, and outreach to support and strengthen members at U of T and beyond. Learn more. | Visit the Facebook page.
  • Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary: This bursary was created by the UTGSU in partnership with SGS to provide financial support to help improve fair and equitable access to educational opportunities for Black students commencing graduate studies at the University of Toronto. Learn more.
  • Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program​: This program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and/or Black researchers. Learn more.
Left: Hawk Medicine by Lisa Boivin | Right: Lisa Boivin, a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine, in front of her painting, Hawk Medicine (Photo: Hannah James). Lisa’s painting The Transition of Little Wolf is on the cover of the Final Report of the Steering Committee for the U of T Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada.

“Culture change doesn’t happen overnight. We’re making the steps that need to be put in place. We still have a long way to go.”

Karima Hashmani, U of T’s Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Read more)

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