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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 […]

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Congratulations to Binta Bajaha, recipient of this year’s Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award!

Binta is a doctoral candidate working with Dr. Marieme Lo, and Chair of the WGSI Graduate Student Union which has done amazing work this past year. Binta is also being specially recognised in African Studies for her amazing work mentoring African Studies and Black undergraduate students. Born and raised in The Gambia, Binta Bajaha graduated on the […]

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Congratulations to Professor Michelle Murphy for being awarded a Tier One Canada Research Chair

UofT awarded 29 Canada Research Chairs – Michelle Murphy, in the department of history in the Faculty of Arts & Science, tier one Canada Research Chair in science and technology studies and environmental data justice. Read more…

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African and Caribbean Studies: Statement of Accountability for Addressing Anti-Black Racism at the University of Toronto

For nearly half a century, the Caribbean Studies and African Studies programs have served as intellectual homes for many of the University’s racialized faculty and students. Our community has always included Black members of the University who were committed to the work of these programs but who also needed them as a refuge from systemic […]