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Intentional Inclusion and Relational Accountability

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U of T Scarborough’s mission is significantly enriched when we create an environment that embraces and supports everyone to feel welcome and to thrive. We also acknowledge that some members of our community continue to face structural and systemic barriers that limit access to and participation in the benefits of our mission. This does not reflect our values of inclusion and relational accountability.

We must challenge conventions and approaches that have traditionally defined how our institution operates, but we are committed to the task.

Priority 3 - Intentional Inclusion and Relational Accountability

Strategic Direction 3.1

Develop new and strengthen existing relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities, based on equity, reciprocity, and recognition of the value of both university and community assets that support our respective missions.

Objective: Foster an environment in which Indigenous students, faculty, staff and communities feel welcomed and engaged.

Strategic Direction 3.2

Focus on strengthening trusting and enduring relationships with underrepresented, equity-deserving communities to facilitate access and a sense of belonging.

Objective: Foster collaboration and support the success of students, faculty, and staff from those communities.

Brian Harrington

“To me, inspiring inclusive excellence means that we are making a commitment to all members of our community to constantly adapt and improve in order to offer the best possible learning and working experience. It's about building an environment and a community where individual members are given opportunities and support to develop and grow to their full potential.”

Brian Harrington - Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Computer Science

Strategic Direction 3.3

Collaborate with relevant institutional offices to develop accountability measures for inclusion that enable evaluation and monitoring of systems and practices aimed at ensuring that Indigenous peoples and other equity-deserving groups are properly represented among students, staff and faculty and are appropriately supported to succeed.

Objective: Hold ourselves accountable for creating a conducive environment and equitable opportunities for academic and career success and progression for members of underrepresented and/or equity-deserving groups.

Strategic Direction 3.4

Promote a culture and pursue actions that support individual and collective well-being for all students, faculty, and staff.

Objective: Ensure that the University of Toronto Scarborough is an exemplar of a healthy learning and working environment where people are supported to thrive.

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