When will research let go of its understanding of gender as a binary? Given significant changes to legislation, policy and human rights frameworks on gender identity and expression, there is an opportunity for UHN to recognize multiple genders. This applies to hiring staff and students, the ways in which gender is discussed within research itself, as well as intentional focus on doing research specific to trans communities.


We agree that there is a growing awareness in gender diversity and that binary definitions are no longer adequate. UHN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace that is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity—and our Research Institutes take this policy very seriously in their hiring practices. Research specific to gender diversity is certainly a worthy topic of investigation; however like all other research questions at UHN, we leave this in the hands of investigators.
Christopher Paige, EVP Science and Research