Striving for social justice at our school

Students and staff need a common language and skills to address racism and other forms of oppression. Our curriculum needs to be more reflective of the diversity of voices and identities/communities underrepresented in the school.

This is the time to sharpen our equity lens, change culture through actions, and strive to achieve our educational mission to enable each and every student to learn effectively, and to improve learning outcomes for all.

UTS prepares students to become socially responsible global citizens. We are developing the language, skills and confidence in students to engage in the larger social dialogue and movements making change in their communities.

As socially responsible global citizens, UTS students take initiative to address inequity and work for a better future.

Part of becoming socially responsible global citizens means active participation in the conversation around and development of policies to address issues of inequality locally and around the world.

Black Equity Committee Student Leaders
Students march for environmental action
Students supporting LGBTQ+ rights
Students taking part in a smudging ceremony

To that end, students have formed the Social Justice Coalition, student-led umbrella of UTS equity-focused clubs and committees, including:

  • Black Equity Committee
  • Indigenous Solidarity Committee
  • Gender Equity Committee
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Queer-Straight Alliance
  • USEAC/Climate Action Now
  • Amnesty
  • Equity Peer Educators
  • Wellness Committee
  • Jack Chapter