Asbestos on Campus: One Year Later

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What have we learned? What questions remain?

One year after the discovery that high-risk asbestos abatement projects had led to serious asbestos contamination and exposure at the University of Toronto, what questions remain unanswered? Has the University’s senior administration reported fully enough about what went wrong? Why aren’t members of the U of T community as safe as possible?

UTFA, CUPE 3902, and USW 1998 are hosting an open house to answer your persisting questions about the handling of asbestos abatement at U of T. Working together, staff, students, and faculty are insisting on safer working and learning conditions at U of T in 2018.

RSVP here.


  • Moderator: Melisa Bayon, Political Action and Outreach Director, Ontario Federation of Labour
  • Natasha Luckhardt, Program Development Officer, Workers Health & Safety Centre
  • Pamela Arancibia, PhD student, and Chair, CUPE 3902
  • Pat Brubaker, Professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine

In addition, Mark Lai from ECOH, UTFA’s Environmental Health and Safety Advisors, will be speaking to provide information about Asbestos Testing Protocols.

If any accommodations are needed, please contact Lunch will be served. 

Co-sponsored by CUPE 3902, USW 1998, CUPE 3261, ASSU, APUS, IBEW 353, LiUNA 183, and UTGSU. 

Date and time: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Event Location: ​
University College UC152
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto ON