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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 & 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 mat

Diversity Dialogue Series

Let’s Talk About Structural Violence in Healthcare:
Reflections on building anti-oppressive practices
Nanky Rai, MD, CFPC @NankyRai 

Thursday, April 12 | 5:30–7:00pm 

Nanky Rai is a migrant settler originally from India-occupied Kashmir, currently living in Toronto on the traditional Indigenous territory of the Wendat, the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. 

She is trained in public health and works as a family physician. Nanky has been involved in grassroots anti-imperialist, migrant and health justice movements for 10 years.

Location: 500 University Ave, Room 140 Toronto, ON 

Refreshments provided. 

This space is physically accessible. ASL interpretation provided. Please indicate other accommodation needs on RSVP. 


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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