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 - 2019/2020
NEW* Drop-In Vogue Dance Class - every Wednesday from 7:10 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. - Athletic Centre, Dance Studio
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!
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 - every Thursday from 6:10 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.
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 - 2019/2020
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.
Upcoming Move with Pride workshops:
Body Positive Yoga & Meditation - January 24, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:30pm @ Hart House
Queers on Ice - March 26, 2020 - 4:30 -6:30pm @ Varsity Arena
More info coming soon!
Events - 2019/2020
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.
VIDEO AND PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 CONFERENCE COMING SOON! CHECK OUT LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS BELOW!
Check out highlights from the 2018 conference in the video:
Black Excellence Ball: Welcome to the Playoffs! - Friday February 7, 2020 - Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
This event celebrates Blackness and the LGBTQ+ Black urban ballroom community! In partnership with the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, this event features a beginner vogue dance workshop, followed by the sports themed kiki ball - Welcome to the Playoffs! - This event is an electrifying extravaganza of pageantry, glamour and vogue dance where students and kiki houses compete for cash prizes on the runway! The dance workshop will be led by Toronto's own Legendary House Mother Snoopy of the House of Disney!
Check out highlights from our last Vogue Dance Class & Kiki Ball (held on February 15, 2019) in the video below!
Equity Ideas Fund
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.
The Equity Ideas Fund for the 2019/2020 school year is now OPEN!
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 email@example.com
Please note, all applications must be submitted 30-90 days before the event/initiative.
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