Friday September 25, 2015
What are some critical issues concerning equity and diversity in the discipline? What is the UofT Department of Geography and Planning doing well? What are some specific things the department as a community could do to improve?
The Diversity Committee and the Intersections Committee invite all faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Department of Geography and Planning to participate in a discussion about equity and diversity in the department, in the discipline, and in academia more broadly. We hope to generate productive conversations about department culture, discuss the Graduate Geography and Planning Student Society (GGAPSS) survey findings, address concerns and clarify policy, and brainstorm for concrete ideas for change whether in curriculum, admissions policy, or faculty recruitment strategy. The discussion will then shape the priorities for the Diversity Committee’s work in the year ahead.
Panelists (more TBD):
Tamir Arviv, PhD Candidate
Madelaine Cahuas, GGAPSS
Kanishka Goonewardena, Associate Professor
Ju Hui Judy Han, Assistant Professor
Symon James-Wilson, undergraduate student