We are working toward a more inclusive university community that recognizes that excellence in inclusion is essential to best advance research and education.

Vice Provost or Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

In an effort to foster an inclusive, accessible environment that reflects the diversity of its community, the University of Ottawa is seeking candidates to fill the newly created position of Vice-Provost or Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This key position within our institution will report to the Provost and Vice President Academic and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the University of Ottawa with respect to EDI.

Details of the position can be found in the announcement on the Boyden websitePlease submit your application by December 19, 2022.

  • Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs
  • Annick Bergeron, Secretary General
  • Jude Mary Cénat, Associate professor, School of Psychology
  • Talia Chung, University Librarian and Vice-Provost, Knowledge Systems
  • Bernard Jasmin, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Brenda Macdougall, Academic Delegate for Indigenous Engagement and Director of the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies and Full Professor, Department of Geography
  • Fatou Sarr, Graduate Student, Faculty of Social Sciences


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Student experience

Providing better support for members of our racialized communities, including establishing a mentorship program and dedicated mental health offerings as well as additional scholarships for racialized students.
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Pedagogy and methodology

Accelerate the hiring of Black, Indigenous and racialized professors in the coming years. Program reviews to enrich curricula with more culturally diverse and inclusive practices (methodologies) and knowledge. Development and widespread implementation of anti-racism and anti-oppression training for the community.
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Implementation of a research support program for racialized researchers, so that a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research community is established.
Samantha Peters, the Faculty’s Black Legal Mentor-in-Residence.

Faculty of Law Launches Multi-Year Scholarships for Black Law Students

The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is launching new entrance scholarships for Black law students.

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President Jacques Frémont Announces New Anti-Racism Initiatives at Senate

President Jacques Frémont announced five new initiatives designed to combat systemic racial discrimination in all three core areas.
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Ontario universities create fellowship to increase diversity in engineering

Six Ontario universities have partnered to create a new fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees.
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Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

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