Truth and Reconciliation: KPE digs deep on issues of race and Indigeneity – U Toronto

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2018137 Views

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education has long led the charge for equity and diversity, from increasing women’s participation in sport, to implementing campaigns such as the Change Room Project for a more inclusive locker-room culture, to running SOAR, a March Break program for Indigenous teens.

Now, KPE has set up a task force to improve equity and diversity in all its programming, including sports, recreation, intramurals, curricula and research.

Its Task Force on Race and Indigeneity, which has been meeting since the summer, was inspired by U of T’s Truth and Reconciliation efforts, says Ira Jacobs, dean and professor at KPE.

“Our faculty has a unique opportunity and responsibility to connect with more students than almost any other division,” says Jacobs. “Our co-curricular programs must welcome, invite and contribute to the health and well-being of all of our students.”

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