“I am glad to receive such a thorough report that takes an unflinching look at many of the issues that have been flagged to me by individuals. It’s distressing to learn about these experiences, but it is necessary to acknowledge what people have experienced, appreciate their willingness to speak about it, and reflect on the information shared before taking action.” – Ellie M. Hisama, Dean and Professor of Music
In May 2021, an open letter from the Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association [FMUA] called on the Faculty to address historic and ongoing misogyny and systemic inequalities, including allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct. Shortly after Dean Hisama joined the Faculty in July 2021, she commissioned a Climate and Culture Review to assist her in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the Faculty of Music. An overview of the results of that review, conducted by law firm Rubin Thomlinson, an independent third party, were presented to the Faculty of Music community at two Town Halls on May 24, 2022.