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Inclusion and Diversity

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity in all that we do. This includes:

  • recruiting students, faculty, and staff that reflect the diversity of our society
  • maintaining an environment of equity and fairness where all can work and learn
  • assuring that our programs and curricula prepare our graduates to meet the needs of the diverse communities they will serve in their careers in Canada and around the world

Find out more on our Faculty of Medicine Diversity Statement.

Meet our Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, Professor Lisa Robinson

Diversity Mentorship Program & Resouces

This program links 1st and 2nd year medical students from under-represented and/or equity-seeking groups with faculty members and/or senior residents.


Celebrating the graduates who helped open the doors for Black, Indigenous and Female medical students by being among the first to walk through them.

Allyship and Inclusion at the Faculty of Medicine

Allies acknowledge that there are injustices in society and that those who have been given more power and privilege based on their identities have a responsibility to respond to any form of oppression in our communities.

Ongoing Initatives

Youth summer programs, mentorship and more.

Faculty of Medicine Diversity Advisory Council

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine Diversity Advisory Council (FoMDAC) is established under the authority of the Dean for the purpose of advising the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Chief Diversity Officer and ultimately the Dean’s Executive on...

Unconscious Bias and Search Committee Resources

Unconscious or implicit bias "refers to those attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner" (The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity). These internalized biases can affect many...
We All Belong Creating Spaces Event Poster

Wednesday January 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM. 

Keynote: Uprooting Structural Violence in Healthcare: Can Diversity and Inclusion be the Solution? 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nanky Rai, MPH, MD, CCFT

Throughout the day: 

Moving Beyond Diversity to Address Structural Inequity

Panellists: Drs. Andrade, Richardson and Lam, and R. Sangrar

Enabling Impact Through Cultural Fluency

Speaker: Dr. Nouman Ashraf

How To Be A Better Ally In Health Care

Workshop facilitated by Staff, Faculty and Learners at U of T. 

ASL interpretation will be provided.

For more detailed agenda, and to register, click here

Land Acknowledgment: We acknowledge the land on which the Faculty of Medicine operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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