Islamophobia and Higher Education

When and Where

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
In person @ UTSC


Dr. Azeezah Kanji, Legal Academic and Writer
Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, Mental Health Researcher, McMaster University
Dr. Suleyman Dost, Islamic History, UTSC
Ms. Amira Elghawaby, Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Ms. Rania Lewandy, Executive, Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)
Professor Anver Emon, Director, Institute of Islamic Studies
Dr. Umberin Najeeb, Faculty Lead, Equity for the Department of Medicine


Informed by anti-racist and inclusive pedagogies, the conference will bring together faculty, staff and librarians to address the intersectionality of the Muslim experience in higher education, in an urban context. Attendees will participate in learning and discussion on the multifaceted nature of anti-Muslim racism and seek ways to counter this systemic bias. 

This event is hosted in October to align with Islamic Heritage Month, and marks an opportunity to seek knowledge and create change within the university and broader community.

This event is a PD opportunity open to all faculty, staff and librarians at the University of Toronto.

Location details will be shared with attendees closer to the time.

→ Register (places are limited)

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In person @ UTSC