EDI in research design

December 20

Inspired by her First Nations heritage and love of nature, PhD student researches salmon conservation

PhD student Jaime Grimm’s research into fish pathogens and salmon conservation – and how she conducts that research – is the culmination of growing up amidst the rich ecosystems of Canada’s West Coast, parents who nurtured a love of natur

December 6

Hidden Stories Project: U of T researchers lead international collaboration on centuries-old books

At first glance, the dusty and worn pages of an old book from centuries ago might not reveal more than their written content. But a closer look unlocks a treasure trove of knowledge.

August 19

Adults with disabilities face barriers accessing food, leading to food insecurity: U of T study

During an ice storm, Cynthia, a woman in her 50s who lives in downtown Toronto and uses a walker, didn't know where she would get her next meal. If she couldn't afford food delivery, her plan was to drink a glass of water and wait to eat the following day.

July 12

U of T researcher explores ways to make Toronto’s urban forests, ravines more inclusive

When it comes to ensuring access to Toronto’s urban forests, Ambika Tenneti says simply living near a tree canopy is insufficient for many city residents.

July 8

U of T's Andrea Allen studies the 'invisible' Black women of Brazil’s LGBTQ community

Andrea Allen has spent her professional life researching marginalized people in Brazil – a country known for racial, cultural, sexual and religious diversity, but which also suffers from economic inequality and intolerance.

July 5

U of T researchers to explore impact of gender and body image on post-surgery pain

A diverse team of researchers from the University of Toronto is exploring the impact of sociocultural and psychological factors on post-surgical pain – specifically how changes to gender identity and body image contribute to an individual’s pain experience.

June 30

Indigenous communities drive Connaught-funded research projects

How can traditional knowledge be harnessed to help Indigenous people heal from the trauma of residential schools? Where do Indigenous community organizations want to focus efforts to recover healthy relationships to their lands?

May 27

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah on the legacy of George Floyd and anti-Black racism in Canada

George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died in Minneapolis one year ago this week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over nine minutes.

May 18

Nicole Kaniki is U of T’s first director of equity, diversity and inclusion in research and innovation

With a passion for social justice and track record of building bridges, Nicole Kaniki is joining the University of Toronto as its first director of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research and innovation.

April 22

Canadians with disabilities, chronic health conditions hit hard by COVID-19: U of T study

The University of Toronto Mississauga's David Pettinicchio knows that the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the mental and financial health of many Canadians.


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