If you ever have any concerns about equity within the UTPLS, whether that be the conduct of Executive Officers, Team Members, General UTPLS Members, or other volunteers at UTPLS events, please contact our Equity Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may use the contact form below. If you wish to submit anonymously, please use the Equity Complaint Box, linked below.
Anyone and everyone who has had any previous involvement with the UTPLS is asked to fill out a short survey about their experiences. This survey allows UTPLS members to express general equity related concerns, or ways in which the equity team can improve in the coming year.
The UTPLS Equity Manager is responsible for overseeing Equity within the UTPLS and at its events. The Equity Manager is an appointed representative who is independent from the general Executive team of the UTPLS.
Interested in serving as next year’s Equity Manager? Hiring is typically conducted in May by the current Equity Manager.
The University of Toronto Pre-Law Society Equity Policy 2019-2020
The University of Toronto Pre-Law Society Equity Policy 2019-2020 governs the operation of the UTPLS and its members for the 2019-2020 term.
If you have any questions about the Policy, please contact our Equity Manager. You can view the Policy below, or click here to read it separately.
Safaa is a fifth year University College student pursuing a major in Political Science, and a minor in Psychology, and French. She is the Equity Manager for UTPLS for the 2019-2020 school year.
Although this is Safaa’s first time being involved with the UTPLS she is interested in the field of law and has attended UTPLS events in the past. Through her position as Equity Manager she hopes to ensure equitable practices within the UTPLS, and its affiliated events. Throughout her university career she has become highly passionate about the subject of equity. She has previously worked in the Hart House Department of Recreation & Wellness to create a more welcoming space for underrepresented populations on campus through various initiatives, such as a cultural dance workshop series. Despite her being new to the UTPLS, Safaa is really excited to work with such a dynamic team!
After graduating Safaa plans on continuing her work in community outreach. From her outreach experiences with Hart House, and the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect she has realized that this is a goal she would like to pursue. Outside of university Safaa enjoys teaching English to Canadian newcomers, and tutoring children in her community.
Contact our Equity Manager below or at email@example.com.
Associate Equity Manager
Julia Augurusa is a fourth year student pursuing a double major in Criminology and Employment Relations and Human Resources. She is the associate equity manager for the 2019-2020 school year.
This is Julia’s first year with the University of Toronto Pre- Law Society but she has a vast amount of experience in dealing with issues of equity. She volunteers with the York Regional Police assisting with community events with the police and other emergency services. She has great interest in pursuing a legal career and has gained valuable experience in multiple law firms working in family law, estate law, and corporate law. She is also the Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships for a non-profit organization called reveal which raises money in support of people suffering from mental illness.
Julia looks forward to working with the UTPLS to work towards ensuring equity throughout the society and its operations and its affiliated events. She is a conscientious person who works hard and has a lot of ideas and enthusiasm to create equity among the society and its members.
Pranav Dayanand is currently a student at the University of Toronto entering his 4th and final year at the University of Toronto. His major field of study is Political Science, while he also minors in Philosophy and Contemporary Asian studies.
Although he has not previously been a member of the UTPLS, he has attended many of the organization’s events and is keen on pursuing a post graduate degree in the legal field. Throughout his time at UofT, he has been keen on developing a more nuanced view of people from a variety of diverse backgrounds, and is thus committed to the goal of equity in high tier organizations. He has previously worked as an English teacher for young children in Taiwan and for the Canadian Red Cross to get donations for local charities across the country.
He has been interested in the field of law and is currently studying to take the LSAT later in the year. Over the summer, he worked as an Intern at an IP Consultancy firm in Beijing, and seeks to work towards his law school goals after his graduation.
Pranav looks to further his commitment to the goal of equity after he leaves UofT, hoping to pursue a legal degree in either Human Rights or Criminal law. Outside of University, Pranav’s main interests include learning foreign languages and political discourse.