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 context of a decision meeting.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

*Please note, these workshops are only available to UofT students, faculty and staff

This workshop is intended for graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and any trainees interested in learning more about unconscious bias.

The purpose of this workshop is to:

·       Explore the existing evidence on representation and bias

·       Explore case studies that illustrate how bias might intersect with various aspects of a graduate student/post doctoral fellow experience, both within academia and beyond (e.g., everyday interactions, grant applications, interviews, award nominations, committee decisions)

·       Provide an overview of how bias can affect decision-making

·       Suggest strategies for reducing the effect of bias on structural and personal practices

This is an online event, which will take place on Oct. 26th from 2:00-4:00pm (EST), and will be facilitated by Professor Bojana Stefanovic (Dept. of Medical Biophysics, Tier 1 CRC in Functional Brain Neuroimaging) and Professor Sarah Mayes-Tang (Dept. of Mathematics)

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Understanding unconscious bias is an important first step to making structural and personal changes that support equity and inclusion. This workshop is intended for faculty at U of T. 

The purpose of this workshop is to:

·       Explore the existing evidence on representation and bias

·       Explore case studies that illustrate how bias might intersect with various aspects of faculty experience, both within academia and beyond (e.g., everyday interactions, grant applications, interviews, award nominations, committee decisions) 

·       Provide an overview of how bias can affect decision-making

·       Suggest strategies for reducing the effect of bias on structural and personal practices

This is an online event, which will take place on Oct. 28th from 10:00-12:00pm (EST), and will be facilitated by Professor Ernie Lam  (Associate Dean, Graduate Education, Graduate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Professor, Dentistry) 

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This workshop is intended for faculty interested in learning more about unconscious bias in the context of teaching and learning.  

The purpose of this workshop is to: 

·   Explore the existing evidence on bias in the teaching and learning context 

·   Provide an overview of how bias can affect decision-making 

·   Explore case studies that illustrate how bias might intersect with various aspects of learning in higher education (e.g., assessment practices, group work, feedback, self-evaluation, student evaluations of teaching, selection/mentorship of student researchers) 

·   Suggest practical strategies for mitigate the impact of bias in the context of teaching and learning


This is an online event, which will take place on Nov. 24th from 1:00-3:00pm (EST), and will be facilitated by Professor Fiona Rawle (Associate Dean, Undergraduate, UTM, and Director, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, and Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept. of Biology, UTM)

Click here to register for this event  

Understanding unconscious bias is an important first step to making structural and personal changes that support equity and inclusion. This workshop is intended for faculty at U of T. 

The purpose of this workshop is to:

·       Explore the existing evidence on representation and bias

·       Explore case studies that illustrate how bias might intersect with various aspects of faculty experience, both within academia and beyond (e.g., everyday interactions, grant applications, interviews, award nominations, committee decisions) 

·       Provide an overview of how bias can affect decision-making

·       Suggest strategies for reducing the effect of bias on structural and personal practices

This is an online event, which will take place on Jan. 17th 2022 from 10:00-12:00pm (EST), and will be facilitated by Professor Ernie Lam  (Associate Dean, Graduate Education, Graduate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Professor, Dentistry)

Click here to register for this event

Understanding unconscious bias is an important first step to making structural and personal changes that support equity and inclusion. This workshop is intended for faculty at U of T who have previously attended the Unconscious Bias 101: Workshop for UofT Faculty session. 

The purpose of this workshop is to: 

·       Explore case studies on structural bias and organizational change 

·       Discuss concepts of privilege, anti-racism, intersectionality, and allyship 

·       Discuss how department culture and policies can create/mitigate inequity and the importance of the actions of individuals in making positive change. 


This is an online event, which will take place on Feb. 15th 2022 from 10:00-12:00pm (EST), and will be facilitated by Professor Bryan Gaensler (Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics) and Professor Julie MacArthur (Historical Studies).

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REQUESTING A SESSION

The information you provide to TIDE in the form below will be used only for the purpose of communicating with you in response to your request for training. TIDE will not share your personal information with any third parties, unless required by law.  If you have any questions regarding TIDE’s information practices, please contact unconscious.bias@utoronto.ca.

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

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