Advocacy & Action

The Equity team has been working on projects with the campus police, sexual violence policy, equity based groups outreach – such as YPF, PEARS and SHARES. We aim to widen our horizon to reach a larger audience to address the topic of equity amongst the university community. Our goal is to understand what equity means for everyone so that we can provide appropriate resources within our diverse student body.

The Equity team also ensures that we acknowledge Indigenous land before any event, to stand in solidarity. Access our land acknowledgement here.

For more information, please contact Vice-President Equity, at vpequity@utsu.ca.

Equity Training

The purpose of our equity training is to ensure that UTSU staff, Board of Directors, and members – as well as UTSU-recognized student clubs – understand what equity means, and how to apply this knowledge in every given situation. Whether that means facilitating or organizing an event, during meetings, or even between causal conversations between co-workers, classmates and friends

We also want to engage in topics of equity as often as possible, as these tools are oftentimes not offered in school. We believe that equity training will be a great incentive for students to consider the different injustices and inequalities each and every individual might face both in and outside of campus

Here are some documents available to learn more about how to teach equity and incorporate equity in every event.

Equity Action Plan

UTSU Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Glossary

Equity 101 – An Equity Guide

This guide is the fundamentals and basic knowledge of equity that we hope all students at U of T will learn.

The components addressed in this equity guidebook will be used in our big annual event Xpression Against Oppression (XAO). We will be presenting these basic equity guidelines in a video format, to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

UTSU EDI Policy

The EDI policy offers a clear definition of equity, diversity and inclusion in the UTSU environment. The document also outlines our actionable commitment to uphold the values of equity on campus

This policy is built from the bottom-up, with a community-based approach to discuss the importance of equity. The purpose of this policy is to illuminate and amplify the work of equity-based groups on campus. 

Advancing Equity in Education Guide

Advancing Equity in Education Guide aims to better educate our students about the interconnectedness of equity and social justice both in and outside of campus. This guide will be a useful resource to help students easily find equity-based courses in their programs, so that students can integrate equity into their university experience.