Diversity Statement

The Toronto AIC 2022 meeting, Sensing Colour, seeks to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity in and through the conference experience for all participants. Accessibility and inclusion are responsibilities we take seriously, and we welcome your communications that will help us provide them. We are aware that carefully considering diverse approaches to colour research and dissemination can support development of equitable and inclusive participation in the research system; our Review Committee and conference experience will be composed with this in mind.

Sensing Colour will engage Indigenous peoples and other racialized communities in order to centre new understandings and honour diverse ways of knowing. Colour can play a key role in the sharing of creative strategies and educational opportunities across communities for the development of future health and wellbeing.

We acknowledge that there are barriers to academic success for women, Indigenous and racialized peoples, people with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities. Barriers can include inequitable review processes, non-inclusive environments, and non-diverse research and learning environments and role models. We aim to provide a welcoming physical and intellectual environment for all.

Please reach out to the Co-Chairs if you have concerns or ideas that will help us achieve these goals for the conference.

OCAD University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.