Office of Inclusion and Diversity

What We Do

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) supports Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to Excellence through Equity, one of the three strategic domains of focus named in the 2018-2023 Academic Strategic Plan.

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Created and Finalized in September 2020 by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Co-Chaired by Onye Nnorom and Ike Okafor.

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity in all that we do.

The University’s policies are important building blocks for advancing an intentionally inclusive environment. View the official policy on harassment, and see the full list of U of T policies and guidelines from the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture

We are able to make connections and referrals for equity-related workshops, information sessions and training opportunities for all members of the Temerty Medicine community.

Temerty Medicine Community Connection (TMCC) is an event series developed by community and for community with the aim of creating a safe space for attendees to (re)connect with each other as an introductory effort to building a culturally relevant community of support within the faculty. 

Have a great idea for an EDI initiative? Transform your idea into action by applying to the EDI Action Fund and receive up to $500!

If you are a Temerty Faculty of Medicine learner that is interested in equity, inclusion and diversity, join the LEAD Committee to discuss and respond to EDI concerns in a supportive community.

The Diversity Mentorship Program aims to connect U of T medical students or first year residents from underrepresented/minoritized groups to faculty mentors who are able to support and assist them in their educational and professional growth.

DivAC works to ensure that there are initiatives and strategies for inclusion, diversity and equity that are Faculty-wide with formal accountability to the Dean. It is comprised of faculty members, staff, and learners at Temerty as well as U of T community members and representatives from TAHSN partners.

Lisa Robinson

Vice Dean, Strategy and Operations 

Professor Lisa Robinson
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Professor Lisa Richardson. By Danny Santa Ana, UHN

Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity

Professor Lisa Richardson
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Learners, staff and faculty, please contact us at medicine.oid@utoronto.ca if you:

  • Are interested in collaborating on an equity initiative, or are looking for resources.
  • Would like guidance and support on EDIIA and human rights issues (e.g. experiences of discrimination/harassment)
  • Have any questions regarding inclusion, diversity, or justice.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the land on which the Temerty Faculty of Medicine operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
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