Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at the University of Toronto is a network of university students, faculty, and staff working to raise awareness about Palestine and Israeli Apartheid. We are connected to the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid, and work to sever economic ties between our campuses and the policies of the Israeli state. SAIA organizes several actions on campus throughout the year, including the annual international conferences Week Against the Wall and Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).
IAW began in 2005 at the University of Toronto, and has since grown into a global event held in over forty cities and campuses around the world. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid state and to build the BDS movement. This year, SAIA-UofT is looking forward to launching a divestment portfolio addressing the university's investments in companies that assist in, and profit from, Israeli apartheid and the occupation of the Palestinian territories.