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LGBT Survey Results: University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

Acknowledging its fundamental and distinctive commitment to freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression, the University of Toronto affirms its commitment to the values of equal opportunity, equity, and social justice.

In this affirmation, the university

  • acknowledges that it conducts its teaching, research, and other activities in the context of a richly diverse society;
  • recognizes that the attainment of excellence in pursuit of its mission is furthered by the contribution made by persons reflecting this rich diversity;
  • acts within its purview to prevent or remedy discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of public assistance, or record of offenses; and
  • acts conscientiously in keeping with its own policies and existing legislation related to human rights, such as its Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters, its Policies and Procedures: Sexual Harassment, its Employment Equity Policy, and Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

UofT Law provides an inclusive, respectful, and supportive environment for LGBT students and allies. The  Out in Law student group is actively engaged in hosting social, academic, and advocacy events. Recent events included bi-weekly pub nights and panel discussions on same-sex marriage litigation and the legal rights of transgender persons. Out in Law has also collaborated with the international human rights working group SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity).

For more information, contact outinlaw.universityoftoronto@gmail.com.

LGBT Faculty

Sara-Marni Hubbard
Student Programs Coordinator
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Falconer Hall, 84 Queens Park, Room 211
Phone: 416.978.4908
Email: sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca

LGBT Administrator(s)

No details provided.

LGBT Course(s)

JD studies can be augmented with a certificate in sexual diversity and gender studies—a joint venture with the university’s Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. This certificate is designed for students who have an interest in examining questions about how we understand sexual diversity and sexual practices. Among these questions are how we frame and categorize sexual differences, why we fear some and celebrate others, and how medical, religious, and political authorities respond to them. The program complements students’ legal training by providing an interdisciplinary framework within which concepts and methods from the study of law can be applied to a relevant topic—Sexual Diversity Studies. To obtain the certificate, JD students must apply internally by the end of the first academic year, to add the program option.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

JD students are covered under the University of Toronto Students’ Union benefits plan. Its family coverage extends to spouses (including common-law partners, regardless of gender) and dependent children.

Staff and faculty are covered under their respective University of Toronto union benefits plans. Family coverage extends to spouses (including common-law partners, regardless of gender) and dependent children.

Additional Information

Toronto is home to the largest and most highly visible LGBT population in Canada. In 2014, Toronto hosted the World Pride festivities at which our students, staff, and faculty participated in the pride march, and a member of the faculty co-chaired the event’s human rights conference. Furthermore, same-sex rights are federally recognized in Canada, and gender-equality rights are increasingly being recognized.

The admission staff includes a diversity outreach officer who, in accordance with admission policies, encourages applications from a diversity of backgrounds. Admission selection is based one-third on nonacademic information, including a personal statement, biographic sketch, and an optional essay in which any barriers or challenges may be disclosed for consideration.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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