Please join us for the following upcoming events and activities:
2017 Call for Abstracts: Canada 150 Conference on Inclusion in a Changing World
This year's conference is an exciting opportunity to showcase your research or area of expertise on a particular subject area as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. For instructions on guidelines, please see the following call-out document:
Roundtable: Addressing Sexual Violence on University Campuses
Campus sexual assaults are an urgent issue which have long existed among post secondary institutions in silence. In fact it is difficult to estimate the exact prevalence of campus sexual assaults, since so many of them go unreported. The structure of patchwork policies perpetuates the circumstances under which this silence is able to persist. Please join us on Thursday March 9th for a stimulating and thought provoking roundtable discussion in regard to campus sexual assault and its place in the context of institutional and government policies.
There will be a light lunch at 12:30pm and the roundtable discussion will begin at 1pm.
You'll have the opportunity to learn, share and discuss, as well as hear the perspectives of featured guests:
Rhonda McMichael: Rhonda McMichael is the 2016-17 Ontario Public Service Visiting Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance. Rhonda has been Assistant Deputy Minister of Communications in Cabinet Office for the last seven years where she leads integrated marketing strategies for key government priorities, including the 2015 Pan Am/Para PanAm Games, Ontario’s sexual violence and harassment action plan and the successful launch of the HST. Prior to joining the Ontario government, Rhonda worked as a TV and radio news reporter in Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston. Rhonda has an Honours BA in English from Queen’s University. Since joining the Ontario government in 1997, Rhonda has worked in a variety of progressive communications positions at Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the justice ministries. Rhonda joined Cabinet Office Communications to lead the first public service communications support unit for the Premier. As Director of Communications and Marketing, she led the development and delivery of the government’s Modernizing Communications strategy which included the launch of the government’s first online multimedia newsroom and Ontario’s new social media news release, adopted by other governments and organizations.
Mairi McKenna Edwards: Coordinator, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Training at University of Toronto - University of Toronto
Brieanne Berry-Crossfield: Brieanne is completing her Master of Education in the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). As the Finance and University Governance Commissioner at the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), she is focused on advocating for equity driven initiatives on campus that seek to bring the diverse graduate population together to create stronger coalitions both on and off campus. She advocates for greater transparency and policy literacy, as well as seeks to increase student wellbeing through graduate specific mental health services and additional funding opportunities.
Juhi Sujan: Juhi is a second year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the School of Public Policy and Governance. This year, Juhi is serving on the Sexual Violence Climate Survey Advisory Board, an expert panel established to help guide the development of a tri-campus survey and its implementation. The climate survey will be an important tool for benchmarking, understanding, and addressing sexual violence in the University community. She has worked as a Public Good Initiative policy consultant for WomenatthecentrE, where she co-designed a user friendly handbook on survivor engagement in service programming and policy development. Before coming to SPPG, Juhi worked as a Project Coordinator at the McGill Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, and last summer she worked at the Ontario Women’s Directorate in the Stakeholder Relations and Policy Development Unit.