Faculty of Medicine Diversity Statement

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto is committed to applying the principles of equity and diversity in all we do.

The Faculty of Medicine Mission and Vision

Our Guiding Vision:

Our learners, graduates, faculty, staff and partners will be an unparalleled force for new knowledge, better health and equity.

We will cultivate and bring to life ideas that impact scholarship and society through unprecedented collaboration drawing in the diverse voices of our research, learning and clinical network.

In achieving this, we will make inclusion and equity essential components of how we define and foster excellence in scholarship, practice and health outcomes. Individuals across the Faculty of Medicine, regardless of how they identify, will be invited to have a voice and be empowered to effect change.  Our environment will draw in and draw on our global outlook through diverse perspectives from a range of disciplines. Our graduates will be internationally recognized as a change force for equity.

We work in the context of a university fully committed to principles and programs for equity and diversity (University of Toronto, Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Excellence, 2006).  

Purpose of the University:  “The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.”

The 2017-18 strategic planning process has reaffirmed our commitment to equity and diversity as key factors in fulfilling our social responsibility. We continually reassess our strategic goals and adjust as indicated.  At present, we are identifying three groups for priority attention:

  • Indigenous Peoples of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis)
  • People of African ancestry
  • The economically disadvantaged

We are also committed to the principles of equity as defined in the policies of the university and provide a welcoming and accommodating environment to all including sexual and gender minorities, racialized people and people with disabilities.

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