The Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE) is a grassroots service group consisting of University of Toronto faculty members from across disciplines with a focus on supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University by providing education and resources about unconscious bias and related challenges in the academic career arc, and providing counsel to academic and staff units and administration about these challenges.
Formed in 2016, a significant strength of the group is the broad engagement of faculty from across the tri-campus, many of whom hold academic leadership positions. This autonomous assemblage of like-minded scholars is comprised of individuals for whom this is chosen service outside their other roles. TIDE activities are thus determined exclusively by the membership.
Supports for some TIDE activities are provided by the Office of the Vice Provost Faculty & Academic Life because of the important service provided to the University community by TIDE.