Discovery Series

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (OVPIUE) is pleased to announce the launch of the Discovery Series. The Series aims to help bring together our teaching and learning community as well as to share learnings from initiatives, awards and grants supported by our office. Each session will bring together faculty and staff for an interdivisional conversation to discuss teaching and learning approaches and practices. Our office will offer three sessions each academic year in a hybrid format.

In designing this series, the OVPIUE positions itself as a learner rather than an expert in the field. We strive to engage with our teaching and learning community in an ongoing process of collective self-education and communication and as such welcome feedback, comments and additional support resources to help further our collective growth.

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Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Through Governance 

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Attendance Options: Governing Council Chambers, St. George Campus or Microsoft Teams
Antoinette Handley, Professor, Department of Political Science, and Vice-Dean, Graduate Education, Faculty of Arts & Science

Dickson Eyoh, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Acting Principal, New College, Faculty of Arts & Science

Marc Proudfoot, Faculty Liaison, Pedagogy and Curriculum, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office, University of Toronto Scarborough

Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean, Student Success and Career Support, University of Toronto Scarborough

Laura Risk, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough
Catherine Amara, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Muscle Health, and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education


Many units are in the process of undertaking discussions about how to meaningfully address an ongoing commitment to principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, access and Indigenous perspectives through their course offerings and program structures. This session brings together two projects highlighting approaches to these discussions from the level of the academic unit and division. Both projects used feedback from the University’s governance and review processes as a moment to reflect on equity, diversity, inclusion, access and Indigenous perspectives. 

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