EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all. It aims to eliminate prejudice and discrimination on the basis of an individual or group of individual's protected characteristics.

The Faculty of Medicine’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan “Leading Innovation for a Healthier World” can only be achieved by creating a research environment where the values of inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) are embedded. 

On this webpage you will find the necessary training opportunities and resources to successfully address EDI criteria in your day-to-day research practices and in grant applications.

EDI Resources

These dashboards provide data on the demographic composition of uOttawa members (students, academic staff, clinicians, staff) by faculty or unit. This information is critical to the EDI context analysis required in research proposals to be submitted to the Tri-agency. To review, scroll down to bottom of webpage on the Special Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion

Upcoming Events/Information Sessions

  1. Knowledge translation approaches and practices in Indigenous health research

A webinar hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH). View as Webpage.

Date and Time: April 25, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Registration: Please note webinar registration is limited to 1000 participants. This webinar will be recorded; by registering for this webinar you are providing your consent to this recording. The webinar registration and delivery is in English only.
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Knowledge translation (KT) efforts are essential to making research processes and findings useful and valuable. Much Indigenous health research and KT continues to be taught, developed, designed, regulated, and conducted in ways that do not prioritize local Indigenous Peoples’ ways of sharing knowledges. In this presentation, we will share key findings and recommendations from a systematic review on Indigenous health research KT globally; highlight what KT has to offer Indigenous communities, sharing examples of KT done well; and propose future directions for advancing KT in Indigenous health research. The presenters assert that KT is inherent to Indigenous health research that is authentically by, for, and with Indigenous Peoples. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what knowledge translation (KT) is and why it is important, in the context of Indigenous health research. 
  • Learn about common challenges and barriers to effective KT as well as ways KT has worked well and benefitted Indigenous Peoples. 
  • Consider ideas and ways to better advance, facilitate, and support KT in Indigenous health research contexts. 


Professor Michelle Kennedy is a Wiradjuri woman who has grown up on Worimi country, Australia. Michelle is an NHMRC early-career researcher, partnering with Aboriginal communities to place the power in their hands and address priority areas to improve Indigenous health. Michelle brings 16 years’ experience working with Aboriginal communities and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing to the health research space to deliver health research that is appropriate, engaging and meaningful for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Michelle is leading a national study Murru Minya exploring the conduct of research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
Michelle is the Assistant Dean Indigenous Strategy and Leadership for the College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle, the Executive Manager of Research and Knowledge Translation at the Lowitja Institute and the Vice President Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander for the Public Health Association.

Felicity Collis is a proud Gomeroi woman from North West NSW. Felicity holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) and has over 14 years of experience in the community sector with a background in child protection and family law. Felicity has worked across all levels of the community sector, including with government and non-government agencies in rural, remote and urban settings across NSW and the Northern Territory. Felicity is currently part of the Research and Knowledge Translation team at the Lowitja Institute as a Senior Project Officer. Felicity is also a PhD candidate and academic at The Wollotuka Institute; the University of Newcastle’s Indigenous engagement and advancement unit. Felicity teaches decolonising and ethical research in Aboriginal communities. Felicity’s PhD focus is situated within a national project Murru Minya exploring the ethical conduct of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Felicity is passionate and committed to interrogating and disrupting colonial systems, whilst upholding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and governance within research.

Raglan Maddox’s (Bagumani(Modewa) Clan, Papua New Guinea) leads the commercial Tobacco Free Program at Australian National University. Raglan’s program of research has focused on developing and analyzing population based Indigenous heath information using community driven processes. This research has been generating and returning data to Indigenous communities to help better understand and improve Indigenous health and wellbeing outcomes.

Simon Brascoupé is Anishinabeg/Haudenosaunee – Bear Clan and member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. Simon Brascoupé is Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Associate Professor, Business School, Athabasca University, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Simon is presently Senior Vice-President Education and Services with the First Nations Education Administrators Association He has a B.A. and M.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he worked on a Ph.D. He is a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) from AFOA Canada and a Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) from the First Nations Health Manager Association. He teaches Indigenous Studies at Carleton University. Previously Simon Brascoupé was Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; Director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada.
Simon is co-chair of the Financial Literacy Working Group for Indigenous Peoples with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. The Working Group’s focus is on bring partners together to collaborate on Indigenous financial literacy priorities. He has a deep interest in First Nations financial Wellness, volunteer tax clinics and Research. One of his proudest moments was working on the 60s Scoop Financial Wellness training which took place across Canada. He was the principle researcher for the Literature Review of Indigenous Financial Literacy in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States (AFOA Canada 2013) and the lead writer for The Shared Path: First Nations financial wellness report.
He conducts research, writes, develops and provides training on cultural competency and safety. He published an article in the Journal of Aboriginal Health, Cultural Safety – Exploring the Applicability of the Concept of Cultural Safety to Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness which is the most downloaded JAH articles. He delivered Cultural Safety training for several national health organizations in Canada; Canadian Blood Services, Kids Helpline and Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He has written and worked in the field of traditional knowledge and intellectual Property Rights and is on Trent University’s Ph.D. Indigenous Knowledge Council. 

2.   Learning session on Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Plus (SGBA Plus) in research

When: Thursday April 27th, from 1:00 to 2:30

Sex and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA Plus) is an analytical process that considers the diversity of human identities and experiences. Incorporating SGBA Plus methodologies in our research processes can allow us to identify and address potential biases and inequities in our research design, data collection and analysis. By improving research relevance and applicability, an SGBA Plus approach can lead to insights that may have been overlooked otherwise.

Research Management Services is pleased to welcome you to a virtual (Zoom) discussion on SGBA Plus. Professors Christine Gibb and Vivian Welch have accepted our invitation to speak to their expertise. They will discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on SGBA Plus and share concrete examples of SGBA Plus methodologies.

We look forward to a conversation about incorporating SGBA Plus into our research practices. Join us for this opportunity to hear from researchers with experience in the field, engage in thought-provoking discussions and connect with peers from diverse disciplines. Please register here and take your research to the next level with SGBA Plus!