Diversity deepens the engineering creative process and enriches the student experience.
U of T Engineering is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community, and to increasing access to engineering studies for communities that have historically been underrepresented within the profession.
In May 2019, U of T Engineering created the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism. This office joins several existing groups, teams, offices and roles within the Faculty that are dedicated to Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI), including:
U of T Engineering Groups
- Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group
- U of T Engineering Positive Space Committee
- U of T Engineering Outreach Office
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T Chapter
- Queer Sphere
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) U of T
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB) U of T Chapter
- Skule Mental Wellness Team
U of T Engineering Roles
- Assistant Dean and Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Professionalism
- Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Advisor
- Dean’s Advisor on Indigenous Initiatives
- Mental Health Programs Officer
- First Year Advisor, Intercultural Learning & Experience
- Accessibility Service's On-location Advisor
- Health & Wellness' On-location Advisor
- Engineering Society’s Equity & Inclusivity Director
- Engineering Society's Mental Wellness Director
More ways U of T supports and promotes diversity and inclusion
All U of T students can access on-campus physical and mental health support and services through doctors, counsellors and psychologists.
Students navigating on-going or temporary disability-related barriers can connect with Accessibility Services to discuss adaptive technology, accommodations and success strategies.
Indigenous students can tap into a network of centres and resources across campus, such as First Nations House.
The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office provides programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity. The St. George campus also has several single-user and all-gender washrooms.
The Multi-Faith Centre supports spiritual well-being and encourages interfaith dialogue. There are dedicated spaces for prayer and meditation across U of T.
The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office provides a safe space for students, faculty and staff to strengthen the diversity of the University community.
Hart House is a student-focused centre for the arts, dialogue and wellness at the University of Toronto. More than just a physical space, Hart House plays a pivotal role as a diverse and inclusive gathering place that fosters the enhancement of the student experience.
In addition to the many U of T Engineering student clubs and teams that nurture inclusivity and diversity, many of engineering students are active members of University-level student groups such as the Black Students' Association, Indigenous Students Association, Centre for Women and Trans People, Muslim Students' Association and more.