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.
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.
Focus on strengthening trusting and enduring relationships with underrepresented, equity-deserving communities to facilitate access and a sense of belonging.
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.
Promote a culture and pursue actions that support individual and collective well-being for all students, faculty, and staff.