Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Two women working in a lab in the physiology department

Our Committment:

The Department of Physiology strives to be a diverse, equitable, and actively anti-racist department. It is our goal to welcome all of our students into an inclusive culture where everyone feels safe and supported to thrive. 

We acknowledge that significant, ongoing work is required to combat the systemic barriers and discrimination faced by Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour, LGTBQ+ people, disabled people, and women in the sciences.

Effectively recruiting both faculty and students from marginalized groups and creating an inclusive departmental culture are current strategic priorities.

Read the Chair's Statement on Racism here.


Our Action Plan:

We are in the process of forming a departmental Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee comprised of learners, faculty, postdocs, and staff. We will update this page with the committee's initiatives as they unfold. Email us to get involved! 


Click the links below for information on equity initiatives and resources at U of T, as well as places to learn more, network, and connect beyond the University. Have a resource you’d like to see here? Get in touch! 

Beyond the University:

Black in Neuro: Celebrating Black excellence in neuro-related fields

#shutdownstem: an anti-racist movement started in June, 2020

Indigesteam: Indigenous perspectives in STEM & STEAM

Pride in STEM: aims to showcase and support all LGBT+ people in STEM fields.

Trans in STEM: Twitter account for transgender people in STEM to connect, find representation, discuss science, and find mentors

Disabled in STEM:  Twitter account providing space for people with disabilities in STEM to connect.

Project Implicit: Non-profit organization of researchers aiming to educate the public about hidden biases