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A Transformative Education

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk.

Access To Vaccines: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Opportunities

Gabriella Chan for the TRP | March 2021 “A global pandemic requires a world effort to end it – none of us will be safe until everyone is safe”. Ursula von der Leyden, President of the European Commission As the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 induced Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)...

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A Transformative Education

At the TRP our goal is not to teach. Our goal is not to lecture or have you memorize some datum likely to change before you finish your degree, or that a search engine can find faster than you can formulate the question.

The TRP is a community and a mindset of people who are resources, facilitators, mentors, peers, guides and catalysts whose aim is to help those, who are looking to learn, to explore, to push the boundaries of their experience to seek knowledge.

The TRP is not intended to be divided as a degree of teacher-task-masters and students–those who know one truth and those hoping to memorize that truth. Instead, the program strives to be a community of people motivated to learn, to seek knowledge, to help others to be more and do more. In this community, the focus is not on the content but on understanding the processes, the mechanisms of creative problem-solving and innovation.

Students learn alongside the faculty–we learn together and from each other. We learn from real-world contexts and from failure–not from arbitrary grades or standardized testing–because our collective goals are not to pass a test or earn a grade but to improve lives, to learn to champion change that will improve the lives of others.

Now, we are starting to seek people join our 2021 cohort. Those motivated to learn, those seeking to move beyond their comfort zones, to challenge ambiguity, who want to focus on the processes of innovating of generating new ideas and championing change for positive impact are the kindred spirits we seek–these are the people we seek to join our ranks.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk. Come to an information session, read the website, arrange a consultation with someone from our team.

One day soon, we, trainees, mentors, facilitators, students, residents, PI’s, researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, and many others, will form a global network of professional translators, who think globally but work locally to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities. And together we will transform health, care and medicine.

Join us.

Black History Month: How to get involved

In honour of Black History Month, the AntiRacism Commitee would like to highlight some key resources and events occurring over the next few weeks. If you have any questions feel free to email the team at trp.arc@utoronto.ca

February 2021

  1. Innovation Hub Resources
    1. Shining a light on Anti-Black Racism 
    2. In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter *Has a list of books, films and podcasts
  2. ARCDO Events 
    1. Black Futures Month Healthcare Webinar Series,
      i) February 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This month-long event is co-created to highlight the voices of Black nurses and scholars using strength-based approaches to address the specific health and wellness needs as well as the inequities experienced by Black communities across Canada
    1. The African Diaspora, Anti-Black Racism and Sport in Canada
      i) February 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Dr. Joseph will share her perspectives on the African diaspora in sport, and her partnership with The Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA), which aims to raise awareness, develop policy, and build educational tools to eliminate systemic anti-Black racism within Canadian college and university sport
    2. Black Excellence: History of Toronto Kiki Ballroom Panel.
      i) February 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Join Toronto Kiki Ballroom legends Twysted Siriano, Snoopy, Seven Magnifique, and Vixen 007 to learn the history behind Toronto’s Kiki Ballroom scene from those who helped start it all, and continue to contribute to the thriving cultural community it is today.
    1. Black Voices in Can Lit
      i) February 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Join us for a conversation with Jael Richardson, Ian Williams, and Andrea Davis about their personal journeys as Black writers and professionals in Canadian literature, and explore how Black writers are shaping the future of Canadian literature by working at the crossroads of identity, culture, and creativity.
    2. Black Excellence: Beautiful Black Bodies
      i) February 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Body diversity is celebrated in the Ballroom community and a pillar of acceptance in the House of Pink Lady! Join House Mother SlimThick Pink Lady, and members of the House of Pink Lady Juju and GunShow – for a roundtable on body body body!
    3. A Portal to Change: Connections & Conversations Celebrates Black History Month
      i) February 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. C & C members are invited to join our distinguished panel of speakers for a discussion on what an architecture of inclusion might look like and some practical strategies Black staff can use to harness this momentum and better imagine new possibilities for themselves.

3. Other U of T Events 

    1. Feb 24 ~ Exploring Black & Indigenous Futurisms 2021  
      i) Black and Indigenous writers and artists lead a discussion about grappling with their place, culture and identity now and in the future. The event features Genie-winning filmmaker Lisa Jackson, photographic artist Adeyemi Adegbesan, and futurist writer Stephanie Chrismon. The talk, organized by Hart House, will be moderated by Audrey Hudson, chief of education and programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Karyn Recollet, an associate professor at U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute. 4 – 6 p.m.


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