The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit invites the Faculty of Information community to this event in celebration of Pride month. This event is presented by Patrick Salvani AKA Ms. Nookie Galore. The event will include a free performance and workshop talk back. All Faculty of Information students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Details here.
Black Digital Humanities Speaker Series
This speaker series aims to showcase existing projects working within the intersection of Black Studies and technology while also providing students with the opportunity to gain technical knowledge need to engage with their own Black Digital Humanities projects. This series is a collaboration between the Master of Information Student Council’s Diversity Working Group and Jackson State Department of Art and Theatre, with support from the University of Toronto’s Student Life Student Initiative Fund and the Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unit. Details here.
Art Forms of Dimensions of Tomorrow
This event is presented by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unit in collaboration with Music Ontario. This event will be moderated by Melissa Vincent and Chris Wilson. Join us for a collective brainstorm on how art can teach us how to build liberated futures. Listen, chat, linger. Details here.
Honestly Confused, Creasy in the Memory: On Queer Archives, Artificial Intelligence and Dissociative Worldmaking
This lecture and interactive seminar is presented by Lucas LaRochelle. Lucas (they/them) is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, community-based archiving and co-creative media. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community-generated counter-mapping project for digitally archiving LGBTQ2IA+ experience in relation to physical space. This talk is presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Unit, The Centre for Culture and Technology, and The Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Details here.
Overcoming Barriers and Landing a STEM Position: Examining Employment Prospects For Women in the Context of Canadian Multiculturalism
This virtual panel discussion will look at the barriers that immigrant women face when entering the labor market, specifically in the science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) sector, as well as tools and strategies for engaging immigrant women in research projects and using community-based storytelling in knowledge mobilization. Register here.
Cultivating Somatic Awareness with Kavita Bissoondial and Candice Frederick
The Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion unit invites Black, Indigenous and Racialized students to a facilitated practice space to explore, connect with, and embody their boundaries.
We will learn how the power of being in relationship with our boundaries is one-way BIPOC students can counter increased stress and barriers in and outside of the classroom and professional spaces that impact their ability to succeed. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Register here.
Student Leaders on Building Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Spaces in the GLAM sector
The Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit will be hosting a panel discussion, moderated by Ana Villegas and in conversation with Lenora Huỳnh (ACA), Dakshata Shukla (MISC) and Meg Sutton (MUSSA). Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Register here.
Event: The Art of Self-Advocacy
The Faculty of Information’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion unit invites Black, Indigenous and Racialized students to a facilitated conversation on how to practice boundaries, authenticity and explore coping mechanisms in the professional realm and their impacts on the body from somatic perspectives. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Details
Event: The Mohawk Warrior Society Film Screening & Book Discussion
This event, which is being presented by the Faculty of Information’s Indigenous Action and Anti-Colonialism Committee in partnership with Hart House takes place next Monday, December 12 in the Hart House Music Room. All are welcome. Details.