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Diversity & Equity

The Dunlap Institute is strongly committed to the principles of diversity and equity. Our committment is described in our Values Statement and our Code of Conduct.

Some of the specific actions we take to support diversity and equity include:

  • Providing funding for students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to attend trainings, conferences, and workshops on the topics of diversity and equity.
  • Sending representatives to disciplinary conferences focused on particular minority communities, such as the National Society for Black Physicists and SACNAS.
  • Participating in the joint University of Toronto Astronomy Community Committee, which advises on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other topics.
  • Participating in joint University of Toronto Astronomy Anti-Racism Action Meetings, at which anti-racist literature is discussed and specific actions taken.
  • Incorporating Indigenous astronomy into many of our public outreach programs.
  • Partnering with Visions of Science to deliver summer enrichment programming to youth from low-income and marginalized communities.
  • Developing and maintaining the Dunlap Institute’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Hiring Guidelines

Other important resources from the University of Toronto include:

* The University of Toronto Office of the Ombudsperson website
* The Health and Wellness Centre website
* The Good2Talk anonymous counselling hotline website