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Presidential Committees

In 2020, President Lachemi implemented three presidential committees to explore issues facing our community, specifically addressing diversity, inclusivity and campus safety. The work and findings of these committees are independent of the university to ensure a fully comprehensive process. Learn more about the objectives, membership and mandate of each committee: 

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External Panel (EP) on Campus Safety and Security

This panel will determine a holistic approach to enhancing safety and security at Toronto Metropolitan University while addressing the unique challenges we face. The safety and security of the Toronto Metropolitan University community continues to be one of our top priorities - we want our campus to remain an inclusive, people-friendly and safe environment for all community members.

The Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism

In 2019, Toronto Metropolitan University embarked on the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review and released the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report in 2020. In tandem with the release of the report, the Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism was announced and tasked with addressing the recommendations included in the report to advance equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force

Originally called the Egerton Ryerson Presidential Task Force, co-chairs re-named this committee with a spirit name. Standing Strong is conducting broad, open and transparent consultations to gather feedback from students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and others about what the university can do to reconcile the history of Egerton Ryerson.