PART membership

The President's Anti-Racism Taskforce

The President’s Anti-Racism Taskforce represents a BIPOC-led team of advisors, who will help advance anti-racism initiatives at the University. Its activities will be driven by working groups and implementation teams, which are detailed below. 

PART reports to the President of the University.

Chairs of each of the working groups will serve as members of the Taskforce. Their primary mandate will be to connect and structure the recommendations from the working groups into an overarching framework for addressing anti-racism and anti-oppression, and for building inclusivity at the University. 


  • Encourages collaboration across working groups considering each of the thematic areas
  • Guides broad consultations towards recommendations for the President’s Anti-Racism Taskforce working groups
  • Facilitates continued community collaboration
  • Collects widespread feedback on the six thematic areas for action
  • Supports opportunities for campus-wide discussion on racism, with specific focus on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism  
  • Recommends on designs and approaches for institutional change through the guidance of our engaged BIPOC community members
  • Organizes and makes recommendations related to the working group deliberations


  • Jean Becker
  • Charmaine Dean (Executive Designate, The PART Coordinator)
  • Katrina Di Gravio 
  • Kalpita Gaitonde
  • Anne Galang 
  • Nigel Henriques 
  • Gursharan Kahlon
  • Zabeen Khamisa 
  • Lili Liu
  • Colleen Phillips-Davis
  • Angeline Ram 
  • Naima Samuel 
  • Robin Stadelbauer

PART Working groups

PART working groups are made up of at least five individuals from the Community Collaborative (CC), a representative of WUSA, a representative of the GSA, and between 2 to 3 additional members with the expertise and/or accountability for processes by which implementation may proceed.
Their fundamental responsibility is to generate recommendations to address systemic racism for consideration by the Taskforce. Each group’s responsibilities reflect initial thoughts and ideas of where the community would like to see activities accelerated. Read more about each group below. 

 Additional members, not listed, are contributing to this work. We thank all members for their contribution.

PART Implementation teams

Discussions with engaged community members have also highlighted areas where immediate action can begin. We have therefore established three implementation teams to begin taking immediate steps in the areas of BIPOC Related Programming; Campus Representation; and Race, Culture and Ethnicity Awareness. Read more about each team below.

Another area of urgent importance noted by our community members is the need for a race-based data strategy. The Equity Office has identified that this work is already underway by their Office through their support and leadership of the Equity Data Advisory Group. The objectives of this Advisory Group are to provide guidance on the creation of an institutional equity data strategy.

Last Updated: March 4, 2021