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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 Chief Diversity Officer, Professor Lisa Robinson

Diversity Mentorship Program (DMP)

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 mat

University of Toronto - Black History Month Events 2018

We would encourage the Faculty of Medicine community to check out the following activities and events taking place in commemoration of Black History Month.

Please note that this list is not by any means comprehensive and does not include the breadth and depth of all the many Black History Month events taking place across the University of Toronto, the City of Toronto, and beyond. If you know of an event that could be added to this list, please contact Anita Balakrishna, Diversity Strategist, at

Feb 5th

Sinai Health System’s Black History Month display will feature a health care milestones and contributions in African-Canadian and African-American history timeline. They will also have their Black History Month poster available for posting and their Are You an ALLY? campaign handouts. They’ve got a great BHM Quiz for participants to complete and have a chance at winning a gift card to Second Cup!

When: Monday Feb 5 to Friday Feb 9, noon – 1 p.m. (some days will start at 11:30 and run until 1:30 p.m.)

Where: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Main Floor Lobby opposite Second Cup

Feb 11th 
Sunday Concert Featuring Luke Welch

Feb 12th
GDPP Presents: Decolonizing Education by The Gender, Diversity, and Public Policy Initiative (GDPP)
VUSAC – Black History Month Watch N’ Talks

Feb 13th
Community Kitchen: Nourishment and Empowerment in Black Communities

Feb 20th
Black History Month Event – Healthy Ageing 101: Providing Care to Older Black Adults – The Ubuntu Village Program

Feb 24th
2018 BPAO Annual Health Symposium 

Feb 26th
VUSAC – Black History Month Watch N’ Talks

Feb 27th
Ethics & Film: No No: A Documentary
New Perspectives on Mass Incarceration in the United States


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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