Diversity & Equity

 

 

 

Sport & rec + Diversity Moves Us logos

 

Sport & Recreation's Diversity & Equity team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students from across campus who plan, motivate and implement positive student-led initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusivity and physical/mental health. The team develops and implements events and projects related to sport and physical activity through student-staff partnerships.


 

Drop-In Programs - Fall 2020

Drop-In Vogue Dance Class - is returning Wednesday evenings online for Fall 2020 - Time TBA shortly. 
two boys dancing vogue on a red carpet runway with spectators clapping on both sides

 

CLASSES begin online in september! 

Tell your story through the legendary movement of vogueing. In this all levels dance class you will learn and practice the 5 elements of vogue dance each week - cat walk, duck walk, hand performance, floor performance, and spins and dips! Fell the beat, werq the runway, and drop with ferocity - 10s! 10s! 10s! Across the board! 

This class is led by Toronto's own Legendary House Mother Snoopy of the Kiki House of Disney!  

Picture of Snoopy

 

Matthew "Snoopy" Cuff has been voguing for over 7 years, and was part of Canada's first official Ballroom house - House of Monroe. Snoopy helped introduce Vogue internationally by being featured on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and CBC Arts. Honing his skills in New York City, Snoopy also learned from, and battled some of the world's greatest Voguers! Snoopy graduated from School of Toronto Dance Theatre with a background in Hip Hop, demonstrating Voguing can be influenced and interpreted from any dance style or individual. With numerous grand prizes, Snoopy continues to participate in Toronto's thriving Ballroom scene. Through the art of Vogue, Snoopy hopes to inspire creativity while sharing his passion for dance.  

 

Drop-In Trans-Positive Swim - retuning this Fall 2020 - 50m Pool, Athletic Centre - Time TBA.

An inclusive swim time for trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and two-spirit students and members. Anyone willing to participate in creating a positive space for trans folx is welcome.

 


Workshops - Fall 2020

Move With Pride: 

These workshops are designed specifically to engage members of the LGBTQ2S+ U of T Community in physical activity. In the past, workshops in the Move with Pride series are organized by U of T Sport & Rec's Diversity & Equity Team in partnership with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office, Hart House, and student groups on campus such as LGBTOUT.

Move With Culture: 

These workshops are designed specifically to educate on, and engage students in cultural dance from racialized and Indigenous communities from around the world. Some cultural dance practices we hope to explore in 2020/2021 are pow-wow, hip-hop, capoeira, and South Asian styles. This workshop series is organized by U of T Sport & Rec's Diversity & Equity Team in partnership with the KPE's Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, and Anti-Racism in Sport (IDEAS) Lab. 

Upcoming September 2020 Move with Pride & move with culture workshops will be announced shortly! 

 


Events - Fall 2020

Diversity in Motion Conference (November 2020) 

Please join us for another amazing conference this Fall. Every November in partnership with The 519 Community Centre, and Toronto SAD Collective the Diversity & Equity Team hosts a student conference to unpack topics such as race, gender, sexuality, Indigeneity, disability, mental health, in sport, physical activity, and beyond. Every year we host a number of amazing community leaders, U of T students, staff and faculty who come together with the common goal of making a difference. 

See highlights of the 2018 & 2019 conference in the videos section below, and check back here for more updates on this year's conference. 


 

Equity Ideas Fund

graphic with text: apply to the equity ideas fund and make equity happen

Funding student-led diversity & equity initiatives since 2012

The Diversity & Equity team also oversees the Equity Ideas Fund. Student groups can apply for up to $500 in funding for diversity and equity initiatives, which are then considered within the scope and parameters of the Faculty’s Equity Ideas Fund approval process. 


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED 

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2020


Application Evaluation Process

The rubric used to evaluate and award project funding is available for reference, along with the follow up report all awarded groups must hand in to receive reimbursement for the agreed upon funding total. 

For questions, or more information about the fund, please e-mail equityideasfund.kpe@utoronto.ca

Equity Ideas Fund - Report 

 (PDF)

Please note, all applications must be submitted 30-90 days before the event/initiative. 

 

Stay Connected with our team!

Stay connected with the Diversity & Equity Team on social media!

Find us on: Facebook & Instagram
 
Questions? Contact diversityandequity.kpe@utoronto.ca

 


Past Events - Videos & Highlights

Diversity in Motion Conference - Saturday November 23, 2019 - The 519 Community Centre

 

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the Diversity In Motion conference! We had such an amazing time and appreciate all of the great discussion and input you offered towards better equity in sport and recreation on campus.

Check out highlights & TAKEAWAYS from the conference in the video below:

 

Check out highlights from the 2018 conference in the video below:

 
Black Excellence Ball: Welcome to the Playoffs!  - Friday February 7, 2020 - Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the dance workshop and kiki ball. We appreciate your support! Check out highlights from the 2020 workshop & kiki ball in the video below:

 

 

Check out highlights from our 2019 Vogue Dance workshop & Kiki Ball: