54 Symposium Recruiting and Retaining for Diversity on May 11 2005

PDAD&C #54, 2004-05 


To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Academic
Date: February 23, 2005
Re: Stepping Up to the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining for Diversity


I am extremely pleased to announce that Mary C. Gentile, formerly of the Harvard Business School and Arthur Anderson, will be the guest speaker at a special symposium being held on May 11, 2005 entitled Stepping Up to the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining for Diversity.  Dr. Gentile’s work has examined organizational excellence through diversity and her presentation is entitled ‘How we learn who we are...and what we think: The essential kinship between diversity and education’.  She will “share
stories that illustrate some of the key challenges and the key opportunities that surface when people of good will think about diversity and excellence in their recruiting, development and retention
strategies (particularly in academic settings).”  Details and a registration form are available at

This half day event will be held at 89 Chestnut Residence in the Colony Ballroom East (2nd Floor).  It will begin with breakfast at 8.15 am and will conclude at approximately 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Diverse Inclusions 
  • Getting and Keeping the Great Minds 
  • Developing Disciplinary Diversity 
  • Creating the Environment for Diversity

I strongly encourage you to attend and participate in this exciting opportunity to explore some of the challenges and successes of diverse faculty recruitment at the University.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay by email at sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca.