Please see the list below for a variety of resources available to the U of T community that the department hopes people will find helpful. If there are others that might be useful, please send them to email@example.com. The resources listed on this page are not exhaustive and will continue to be updated periodically.
Anti-Black Racism Resources, Events and Initiatives
- Anti-racist reading list (courtesy of Layla F. Saad via The Guardian).
- The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office has workshops and programming year-round to help combat racism in all of its forms. Workshops for 2020-21 have now been posted. Please check their website periodically for more information on how you can get involved. If you are a UTSC community member, please check out the UTSC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office and if you are a UTM community member, please check out the UTM Equity and Diversity Office.
- Check out The New Normal podcast with UTSC Professor Maydianne Andrade. Professor Andrade, the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Behavioural Ecology and vice-dean of faculty affairs and equity at U of T Scarborough, hosts a weekly podcast that discusses the ways in which the pandemic has changed our lives and created a ‘new normal.’ On June 15, 2020, she released “Enough” – the first instalment of a special two-part episode, which “explores the intergenerational impact and trauma of anti-Black racism and violence through scholarly perspectives and personal experiences.”¹ On June 19, 2020, the second instalment was released.
- The Ethics of Black Lives Matter series presented by the Centre for Ethics
consists of interdisciplinary talks that will be livestreamed on YouTube.
Please read the EAS Department’s statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement here.
LGBTQIA+ Resources and Events
- Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA Indigenous Resources (courtesy of U of T Libraries)
- UTM Professor Elspeth Brown was interviewed on the VIEW to the U podcast where she discusses her work archiving stories from the LGBTQ community.
- The OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) Library curated a list of books written by Two-Spirit authors and featuring Two-Spirit characters in honour of Pride Month.
- Your Journey: A Career Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students (created by the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and Career Exploration & Education).
- “Faith and Queer Identity: A Queer, Muslim Perspective” is a virtual talk presented by UTM’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office that will be held on September 23, 2020 at noon. Register today.
Indigenous Resources and Events
- Indigenous COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide (courtesy of the Gerstein Science Information Centre)
- Check out the virtual Indigenous Language Exhibit presented by Hart House.
- Catch the latest interview by Samantha Yammine, a U of T alumna and neuroscientist who is better known as Science Sam on social media, as she talks to OISE’s Professor Jennifer Brant. Professor Brant discusses how the structural inequities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada have left their communities especially vulnerable in the wake of COVID-19. The interview is part of a weekly video series, 3Qs at the U, hosted by Yammine where she asks three questions to a U of T researcher about a timely topic.
- Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA Indigenous Resources (courtesy of U of T Libraries).
- The OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) Library presents a curated list of books written by Two-Spirit authors and featuring Two-Spirit characters in honour of Pride Month.
- Tea with Lee and Bonnie Jane presented by First Nations House is a weekly drop-in event where you can listen to Indigenous stories and teachings. Please register for the sessions on CLNx.
- Learn about various books, podcasts, & other media by Indigenous peoples of Canada at the U of T Indigenous Book Club. Sessions will be held on Sept. 16 & Nov. 18, 2020 from noon-2 p.m. Please register in advance.
Mental Health Resources Available 24/7:
For students, please visit this page for a comprehensive list of resources available.
For staff and faculty, please check out the Employee and Family Assistance Program: