Making It Better At U of T Project
The Making it Better at U of T Project is a photo and video exhibit featuring University of Toronto students, staff and faculty who work to address homophobia in our learning and working environments.
You may be aware of the recent intense media attention focused on the high rates of suicide of sexually and gender diverse youth in Canada and the United States. In a partial response, Dan Savage launched a viral YouTube campaign called "It Gets Better" with the primary theme focused on telling high school students don't commit suicide, hang on... "it gets better". That got us thinking. We know the impact of bullying and the experiences of homophobia do not end at the borders of our campuses. Further, we think that U of T has something to contribute to these discourses as they intersect with the lived experience of sexual and gender diversity within post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Through photos and videos, the Making it Better at U of T Project highlights a small sampling of students, staff and faculty from our three campuses. Their efforts and initiatives challenge perceptions, assumptions and discrimination, while proactively working towards making the learning and working environments more inclusive for all at U of T.
We would like to especially thank contributors to the Making It Better At U of T Project: Adam Awad, Rahul Bhat,Cynthia Bishop, Simon Bredin, Darcy Brioux, Cameron Clairmont, Brenda Cossman, Bobby Diaz, Sara-Jane Finlay, Deanne Fisher, Kumari Giles, Paul Gorczynski, Liz Gould, Laura Herman, Angela Hildyard, David Holysh, Steve Hoselton, Christine Hsu, Japneet Kaur, Susan Lee, Jason MacIntyre, Garrett McIlroy, Day Millman, Adam Morrison, Aqeela Nanji, Rick Palidwor, Rose Palmieri, Ben Peel, Nellie Perret, Scott Rayter, Harla Receno, Nik Redman, Danielle Sandhu, Corey Scott, Kim Senior, Joan Simalchik, Jude Tate, Brian Tran, Morgan Vanek, Michelle Verbrugghe, Alex Wells, Georgia Wilder, Zach Witte, Ralph Carl Wushke.
Sponsored by The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office in collaboration with Hart House