Recent strategic plans from all levels of UofT are full of references to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Faculties, Departments, and Colleges are instituting EDI-related leadership portfolios, committees, and funding. What’s actually changing? Why is it all happening? And what does it all mean for the Massey community?
Dr Ayelet Kuper graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in Biology in 1994. She completed graduate school in Medieval and Modern Languages at Magdalen College, Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, receiving a Masters degree (Research Methods in Modern Languages) in 1995 and a Doctorate two years later. In 1997 she enrolled in medical school and then in an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Toronto, finishing her clinical training as a Chief Medical Resident (University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital) in 2004-2005. Between 2005 and 2007 she undertook a Masters degree in Education (Health Professions specialization) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a Fellowship at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education. She joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2007 as an Internist based at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she attends on the General Medicine wards 9 weeks per year. Dr. Kuper is an Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist, and Co-Lead for Person-Centred Care Education in the Department of Medicine, a Centre Scientist and Associate Director (Membership and Faculty Affairs) at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, a Cross-Appointed Faculty Member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, all at the University of Toronto.
A college tradition that dates back to 1984, Senior Fellow Luncheons series are organized by Senior Fellows Jennifer Jenkins and Mohamad Tavakoli.
The guests are invited to meet in the Junior Common Room for drinks at 12:00pm followed by lunch in the Upper Library. A chosen Senior Fellow delivers a talk on the subject of their choice. A discussion and Q&A follows if time permits. Lunch wraps up at 2pm sharp.