Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism
In July 2020, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) released the Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review Report, which highlights the real-life experiences of Black students, faculty and staff to foster a greater understanding of the realities they face with anti-Black racism in a Canadian post-secondary institution.
The findings were gathered from focus groups and interviews in which over 60 Black-identified students, staff and faculty participated. The report outlines 14 recommendations that make clear what needs to be accomplished in order to create a campus environment:
Where everyone feels they belong;
That is reflective of our school’s entire population; and,
Where people feel welcomed, valued, seen and heard
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.