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March 2021

Food Insecurity & Inequality in the Pandemic Age

In 2020, Ontario and Canada as a whole saw a huge increase in the people accessing food banks. In the first four months of the pandemic, first-time food bank visitors in Ontario spiked 26.5%.

In this fellow-organized event, we heard from Dr. Lynn McIntyre OC, University of Calgary, Paul Taylor of FoodShare Toronto and Ekta Amarnani of Mom’s Kitchen who have been contending with food insecurity for years to better understand the reality on-the-ground in our communities. This campus dialogue was organized by Regional President, Caroline Wesley, and fellows Marium Vahed, Almeera Khalid, Maria Del Mar Cuevas and Janine Hadidi.

March 2021

A Lens on Women's Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The UofMosaic Fellows employed a range of lenses

to explore how and why hard-won gains for #WomensRights are being threatened by #COVID19

The online event, featuring Professor Janet Mosher, Associate Professor at Osgood Hall Law School and Dr. Shaheen Shariff, James McGill Professor, Faculty of Education at McGill University, created a ‘think and do’ platform to shed light on this issue and initiate a dialogue about how it can lead to discrimination against certain groups of women.

This campus dialogue was organized by Regional President, Hamzeh Naghawi, and fellows Fatima Binyamin, Gurneet Bhela, Kelly Grounds and Shania Kelly.

April 2021

Digital Safety in the Age of COVID-19

This conversation identified and analyzed technological biases, digital accessibility, and the protection of marginalized groups.

We were joined by Kamilah Ebrahim, Human-Centre Data Science at the University of Toronto, Master of Information Candidate, and Jason Lee, Technology and the Advancement of Human Interests, MaRS Discovery District and Masters of Business Administration, in a discussion of Digital Safety in the Age of COVID-19.


This campus dialogue was organized by Regional President, Habon Ali, and fellows Matteo Scurci, Anai-Bronwyn Llloyd-Jones, Mduduzi Mhlanga, Meron Simon and Nour Elassiuty.