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Congratulations Kehkashan Basu

Congratulations to Kehkashan Basu who was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30. She is the youngest person on the 2021 list in the area of Education. Kehkashan is in her third year majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Women & Gender Studies, and Physical & Environmental Geography. She founded the Green Hope Foundation in 2012, when […]

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Congratulations Ferdie Lopez

Ferdie was this year’s recipient of the Award for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence. Each December 6th, the University of Toronto community marks the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women with events across the institution. In 2016, the University established the Graduate and Undergraduate Award for Scholarly Achievement […]

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M. NourbeSe Philip: GA(S)P: Experiments in Radical Hospitality (recorded webinar)

Watch recorded webinar here.

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Lobbying universities over their hiring decisions is shameful and unethical – Judith Taylor

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020timer3 min. read Over the last several weeks, newspapers across Canada have researched and chronicled a breach of collegial governance concerning a hiring committee at the University of Toronto Law School. Read more.

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WGSI NEWSLETTER • ISSUE 12 • OCTOBER 2020

WELCOME BACK: Taking a moment to connect with, congratulate, and learn more about the folks who have fostered—and continue to foster—the WGSI community. Read more…

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Congratulations Dr. Nicole Charles

Nicole was one of 56 U of T researchers to receive a Connaught New Researcher Award. Dr. Charles’ project surrounds Barbados’s infamous position both as the world’s first Black slave society in the 17th-19th centuries and its contemporary notoriety as the ‘amputation capital of the world’ for its high incidence of diabetes-related amputations amid a […]

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Congratulations Dr. Michelle Murphy

Dr. Murphy was one of twelve U of T faculty members appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Read more.

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Scholar Strike Canada

Dear Colleagues, Scholars across Canadian universities are outraged at the relentless anti-Black police killings of Black people in the U.S. and in Canada. As athletes have done, so, too, must academics.  We will be joining thousands of academics in higher education in a labour action known as Scholar Strike to protest anti-Black, racist and colonial police brutality in […]

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The Black Aquatic: On Water, Art and Black Movement

A Winter School webinar with Professor Rinaldo Walcott Rinaldo Walcott is Professor of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto. He recently served as the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, where he holds his appointment. He is also a member of the Department of Social Justice Education at Ontario Institute […]

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Nikoli Attai celebrated in MENtions – Stories About Us

Nikoli Attai had a choice when he earned three CXC passes. He could either be demotivated or encouraged to do better. He found a renewed desire to succeed. After earning some more passes, things started to look up and he earned a spot in an A level class. He is now Dr. Nikoli Attai and […]