The UTS community is a diverse. Equity and inclusion are core values – and a strategic priority – of our school. Fundamentally, we aim to provide the behavioural tools, vocabulary, insight and confidence to effect appropriate change and to challenge discrimination. Students are encouraged to respect multiple perspectives and to question their assumptions, test their values, and appreciate one another. Students and staff work together to maintain a safe and welcome space for all members of our community.
Student groups organize various events throughout the year that support diversity. One of these is our International Day of Pink street party that celebrates LGBTQ+ equality and that raises money for community organizations. Resident Elder Cat Criger (also Traditional Aboriginal Elder at the University of Toronto) is engaged at UTS; he shares Aboriginal concepts of well-being to help students deal with life direction, stress, and their own personal journeys.