OCAD University’s Presidential Task Force on Under-representation is developing recommendations for OCAD University with the specific objective of raising the percentage of racialized and Indigenous employees in all areas and at all levels of the University, and in doing so also seek to increase diversity in the curriculum.
The Task Force is consulting with university stakeholders including students, faculty, sessional faculty, staff, managers, administrators and alumni, and will develop a report with recommendations that will then form the basis of a University Action Plan. As a part of this process an on-line feedback survey was distributed by email in May 2016.
As a next step, and to invite feedback from any incoming staff and faculty, Professor Camille Isaacs, Faculty Co-Chair of the Task Force welcomes all members of the OCAD U community to attend confidential in-person office hours to receive information about the Task Force and its process, and to provide any further feedback about the possible barriers to, and solutions for, hiring and retaining racialized and Indigenous faculty and staff at OCAD University.
Meetings may be arranged by contacting Shamina Chherawala, Programs, Outreach & Human Rights Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open office hours will take place on the following dates and locations:
September 14, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, rm.187 Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul St
September 22, 2016 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, rm.605, 6th floor, 100 McCaul St
For questions, or if you would like to request to participate in the consultations in an alternate format, please contact Shamina Chherawala, Programs, Outreach & Human Rights Advisor at email@example.com.