One of TIDE’s priorities is to offer unconscious bias education sessions to faculty groups who are interested in learning more about how to identify and mitigate unconscious bias in their work. Members of TIDE have volunteered to make themselves available to provide talks and workshops and to share resources and recommended practices with their colleagues.

The format of the sessions (i.e., short talk, long talk, talk and workshop) can be tailored to the needs of the unit and the anticipated size and nature of the audience (e.g., Faculty Council, Departmental meetings or seminars, search committee meetings).

The talk content is based on a standard framework with a focus on data related to bias and steps to ameliorate negative effects of bias.

The workshop is a scenario-based analysis of how bias can manifest in the context of decision making.

Upcoming Workshops

TIDE regularly holds standing sessions for U of T Faculty and Graduate Students. 
As these workshops become available, session and registration details will be shared here.

Bias & Inclusion 102

This workshop is open to U of T faculty only.

Participants are strongly recommended to have either attended TIDE’s “Unconscious Bias 101” workshop or to have worked through TIDE’s Unconscious Bias Education Modules 1 & 2 on SuccessFactors (see https://www.toronto-tide.ca/resources/ for a link to these modules).

The purpose of the “Bias and Inclusion 102” workshop is to provide concrete guidance to faculty on advancing equity and inclusion, by making change at both the individual and structural levels. This is an online event, which will take place in two parts:

Part 1: Monday, Nov 21st 2022, 2.00pm-4.00pm EST

  • Case studies on individual and structural biases
  • The importance of individual responsibility in an academic landscape
  • Advancing equity and inclusion through individual actions and practices

Part 2: Monday, Nov 28th 2022, 2.00pm-4.00pm EST

  • Advancing equity and inclusion through structural changes to institutional culture and policies
  • Mitigating bias and cognitive errors in peer assessment and in recruitment/hiring
  • Concepts of privilege, anti-racism, intersectionality, and allyship 

Both sessions will also involve interactive group work conducted in breakout rooms. The sessions will be facilitated by Professor Bryan Gaensler (Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics) and Professor Julie MacArthur (Historical Studies). Maximum benefit to attendees will come from attending both sessions.

Register Here

If you have any issues registering, please contact: tide@utoronto.ca


Requesting a Session

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*Unfortunately, we are unable to offer workshops outside of the University of Toronto or provide referrals at this time.

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