FHS Transformation Survey
On the 1st of July 2021, the Faculty launched the first ever all-inclusive transformation survey. The aim of the survey was to establish a baseline measure of the issues that pervade in the faculty, and to provide a platform from which we engage the work of change through focused events, the pursuit of the employment equity goals of the University of Cape Town, the alteration of physical spaces and changes in pedagogy, research practices, and clinical service delivery. Ultimately, the intension of this survey is to move us towards an environment where all members of the faculty feel a sense of belonging, and that their humanity and diversity are respected and valued.
Informing and guiding the ongoing transformation work across the Faculty, the survey findings highlight that there is still much work to be done, particularly regarding discrimination, harassment, and violence in intersection with race and gender, career development and mentorship, leadership training, and curriculum transformation.
In 2021, the Faculty embarked on a campaign to start a meaningful conversation to celebrate, honour, and raise the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. This important work is ongoing as our learning journey continues… be an ally.
- Webinar 1: Nothing about us, without us - Celebrating Pride
- Webinar 2: Trans and Gender Diversity within Higher Education
- Musical: Human
Pride Month - Suggested reading:
- They Called Me Queer by Kelly-Eve Koopman and Kim Windvogel
- Transitions: Out Stories of Being Trans
- You Have to be Gay to Know God by Siyathokoza Khumalo
- Gender Explorers by Juno Roche
- The Book of Pride by Mason Funk
- The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser
- Queer Intentions by Amelia Abraham
- Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia by Nicole Brown
- The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
- Disability Visibility by Alice Wong (PRH 9781984899422)
- Hunger by Roxanne Gay - R215
- Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig (JB 9780062936806)
Transferable successes for transformation
- Webinar 1: Transformation interventions in all their diversity within the faculty community.
- Webinar 2: Interventions advancing transformation: The Department of Medicine experience