Workshops and Events

Equity Workshops 

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity offers equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) workshops, information sessions, and training opportunities for learners, staff and faculty members.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to) introduction to:

  • Anti-oppression
  • Anti-racism
  • Medicalized violence
  • EDI terminology and frameworks
  • Responding to microaggressions
  • Critical allyship and solidarity
  • Recognizing and addressing unconscious bias
  • Cultural safety
  • Inclusive teaching strategies, and more.

Our office is also able to recommend and make referrals to internal and external resources, including community groups and experts in the field of EDI training who are also able to conduct these types of sessions for various departments and units in the Faculty.

*Please note, our office has been fully booked for EDI workshops from Winter to Spring 2021. The earliest availability we have is Summer 2021.

To request a training session for a group, please complete a request form:

Equity Workshop Request Form

Please include a few dates and times that we can give you a call to further discuss the training details.

Diversity Dialogue Events

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity holds Diversity Dialogue events throughout the year. Diversity Dialogue events facilitate discussion and reflection on issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in healthcare practice and research.

If you are a Faculty of Medicine learner, staff or faculty member that is interested in collaborating with our Office on planning a Diversity Dialogue event, please email us at medicine.inclusiondiversity@utoronto.ca.

Upcoming Diversity Dialogue Events

More coming soon!


Previous Diversity Dialogue Events

The Coastal GasLink Pipeline and Indigenous Health Strategies of Resistance and Solidarity in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Speakers discussed the connection between the construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline, Indigenous health inequities and acts of solidarity that university faculty and students have taken in support of the Wet'suwet'en land defenders.

Watch a video recording of the webinar.

Resisting Anti-East Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

This panel event aimed to raise awareness about COVID-19-related racism and xenophobia, contextualize the violence occurring as an extension of historical acts of anti-East Asian racism in Canada, and provide tools of resistance, allyship and coalition building. Moderated by Dr. Arno Kumagai, panelists included Dr. Kenneth Fung, Mr. Jeffrey Andrion, Ms. Avvy Go and Mr. Steven (Sung Min) Cho.

Watch a video recording of the webinar.

Racism, Queerphobia, Ableism & The De/Pathologization of Intersex - April 3, 2020

This Lunch and Learn event invited Dr. Celeste Orr to break down how intersex studies can identify and develop the necessary tools to combat the ableism that underpins compulsory dyadism, the pathologization of intersex, and intersex medical management. She calls for a crip intersex approach that attends to the fact that Western dyadic sex categories and intersex medical management are supported by intersecting racist, colonial, queerphobic, and ableist ideologies.

Watch a video recording of the webinar

How Do We Talk About Race? - January 21, 2020

Featuring presentations, a panel discussion and community dialogue, this event provided health care practitioners, learners, researchers and staff with tools and frameworks to discuss race. In order to achieve cultural safety and inclusion in health care services, research and education, it is vital to understand how race, power and privilege operate in these spaces. Panellists explored the topics of systemic racism and the process of racialization as they relate to health inequities and learner experiences. This event was held in partnership with the U of T Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Accessibility, Action and Inclusion Panel Event - December 3, 2019

In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities,  The U of T Faculty of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity, in partnership with the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Canadian Institute of the BIind hosted a panel event to discuss creating accessible spaces in health services, education and sciences.

Let's Talk About Islamophobia in Medicine: An Open Forum - April 6, 2017

Learners, staff members, faculty members at the Faculty of Medicine, and members of the University of Toronto community gathered for an open forum to have a conversation about the issue of Islamophobia in Medicine, and how to work together to create a more inclusive, respectful, and accepting community for all.