In June 2020, Humber Music faculty pledged to address systemic racism and gender discrimination in the music programs by working with students, alumni, administrators, and industry experts to develop a long-term plan that supports the work of Humber’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce and the commitments of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts. As a result, a five-year plan is being developed.
We would like to update you on the planning process thus far and highlight some of the changes made over the last year.
These changes are the beginning of a process and we need to continue to hear from faculty, staff and students about their experiences. Students have the opportunity to provide feedback on the broader Faculty of Media & Creative Arts EDI plan during student town halls on Monday, September 27 and Friday, October 1. Town hall registration information will be emailed to students later this week. We expect to launch the resulting plan in November 2021
Additional faculty training modules—Advanced Anti-Racism Education and Application and Deepening Equity and Inclusion Capacity—will be launched in the fall and winter 2022 semesters.
While we have made a number of changes in this last year, there is still significant work to be done. Our goal is to ensure Humber Music is a space of equity, inclusion and belonging—a place where all musicians feel welcome and can reach their fullest potential. We are making transformative changes and we thank you for your continued engagement through this multi-year process. We will provide a more fulsome update later in the fall 2021 term following community consultations.
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Faculty of Media and Creative Arts
Senior Dean, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts