Inspiring Inclusive Excellence Reading List

In 2020 the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) launched the Inspiring Inclusive Excellence strategic plan.  

Inspiring inclusive excellence means embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from the diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives, and experiences represented in our community. 

To support further research of contributions that come from diverse backgrounds and ways of knowing, UTSC librarians and staff have assembled an ongoing list of resources under an expanding list of categories. 

When searching for further specialized readings in your area of interest, contact UTSC liaison librarians to help search and locate relevant sources to inspire inclusive excellence. 



Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses book coverServing diverse students in Canadian higher education book coverLeading a diversity cultural shift in higher education : comprehensive organizational learning strategies book cover

Diversity and inclusion in organizations book coverStrategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality book cover



Racism, colonialism, and indigeneity in Canada : a reader book coverIndigenous relations : insights, tips & suggestions to make reconciliation a reality book coverIndian rebel book cover

And Grandma said--Iroquois teachings : as passed down through the oral tradition book coverSpeaking my truth : reflections on reconciliation & residential school book cover



The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power book coverWhy I’m no longer talking to white people about race book coverHow to be an antiracist  (First edition.) book cover

So You Want to Talk about Race book coverMe and white supremacy : combat racism, change the  world, and become a good ancestor book cover

Disability studies


Beginning with disability : a primer book coverUntold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader book coverBarriers and belonging : personal narratives of disability book cover

From the periphery: real-life stories of disability book coverAbleism : the causes and consequence of disability prejudice book cover


Women & gender studies

Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada book coverIf I go missing book coverHood feminism: notes from the women that a movement forgot book cover

Sister outsider: essays and speeches book coverFeminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power book cover


Last update: January 2021