The Faculty of Information stands in solidarity with our Black students, staff, faculty and alumni
This specific site has been designed to highlight resources and information about services and events on campus. If you have a Faculty or U of T event or service that you would like included here, please email email@example.com
For students that are feeling distressed at this time, please know you can access a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through:
- My SSP for U of T Students 1-844-451-9700 (counselling available in multiple languages)
- Good2Talk Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454
UTGSU (University of Toronto Graduate Student Union) has also put together a comprehensive list of resources for Black students.
The Faculty has also put together an extensive resource list based on the following areas of concern:
- Important UofT resources
- Services & resources for mental health concerns
- Services & resources for personal safety concerns
- Services & resources for academic and financial concerns
|Toronto Data Workshop Stipends|
|Prof. Kelly Lyons and Rohan Alexander have recently announced three research stipends, each of $1,000, for U of T students or recent graduates who identify as a member of a visible minority group, racialized group, or as a person of colour.
The successful applicants will be invited to prepare a research paper on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a faculty mentor, and will be given the opportunity to present their paper at a meeting of the Toronto Data Workshop that suits their research timetable.
Detailed information: https://rohanalexander.com/toronto_data_workshop-stipends.html
Events, discussions and learning opportunities happening around campus
|Anti-black racism reading list|
|This is a selection, not an exhaustive list, of resources available across the University of Toronto Library system on the topics of anti-Black racism and violence in Canada, Black resistance, race and health equity, and educating against anti-Black racism.|
|ARCDO: The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office|
|The ARCDO hosts a number of events, trainings, workshops, and can provide support to individuals with reporting incidents. Visit their site for a full list of initiatives. https://antiracism.utoronto.ca/reflect-restore-action/|
|MISC & MUSSA working groups on DEI|
|Our student councils are doing great work around diversity, equity and inclusion. If you would like to participate:|
|Talks within UofT on the issue of anti-Black racism|
|Prof. Rhonda McEwen has shared two recent talks with members of the U of T community on the issue of anti-Black racism in general and more specifically at U of T. Excellent perspectives that speak to the context of racism in Canada, what U of T looks like within that, and how to do the work to right this. Lisa Robinson, from the Faculty of Medicine, spearheaded the efforts. Maydianne Andrade has been at the helm of TIDE and the unconscious bias program at U of T.|
MMSt Town Hall to consult on anti-racism actions
|Prof. Cara Krmpotich is running a Town Hall on Thursday, July 2, at 2pm, for students to provide feedback on the proposed anti-racism strategies for the Museum Studies program.|
Panel Discussion: Anti-Racism & Mental Health – July 7, 2020
Tuesday July 7, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST | Zoom
This panel discussion will unpack ways to stay mentally well and resilient during the fight against anti-Blackness and racism.
Panelists will discuss how mental health differs in the communities they work with, and offer meaningful suggestions for support and healing.
Meghan Yuri Young, co-founder of the SAD Collective will be moderating this discussion.
A Q&A will take place after the discussion. If you have questions for the panelists on anti-racism and mental health, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will also be monitoring the chat during the panel and will accept questions from the chat directly related to the discussion.
Panelist Info & Registration at: https://uoft.me/armhpanel
Black & BIPOC Table Talks for UofT Students There are important virtual gathering spaces taking place this week open to all University of Toronto Black and BIPOC students (Black, Indigenous and people of colour).Tri-Campus Virtual Table Talks
We have asked for your voice! We’ve heard you, and now we are responding!
The last few weeks have been particularly challenging for students, more specifically for Black students and BIPOC students (Black, Indigenous and people of colour). Please join us for this time to gather, reflect, acknowledge, recognize, express and be heard.
What to expect:
• Open conversation
• Lightly guided reflection activities
This event is a partnership between UTM Equity and Diversity Office, UTSC Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office, Hart House, UTM Indigenous Centre, UTM Centre for Student Engagement and the UTM International Education Centre.
Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter: Hermeneutical Impasses, Hermeneutical Injustices, and Progress June 19 at 3pm
This online event will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel
With different voices and perspectives flooding the forum of public discourse over righting injustice, it is important to be reflective about the language of debate. The framing of public discourse can have implications for dialogue, substantive as opposed to symbolic justice, and progress.