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Equity, diversity and inclusion

Embracing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where students, staff, and professors feel supported, safe, and enriched.

EDI-A definitions


This page is a centralized resource for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the Faculty of Science.  We are committed to providing the necessary tools and resources to raise awareness and enhance inclusivity and diversity within our community. Our Faculty thrives when we embrace people from all walks of life. We strive to empower one another and create a climate of dialogue leading to excellent and innovative science and mutual understanding.

The EDI Committee (EDIC) was created for this purpose. It includes representatives from all departments and is chaired by the Vice-Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Professional Development.

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Get involved

EDI-related committees

uOttawa EDI Experts

Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Biology Graduate Students’ Association

Biology EDI Committee (UOBIOEDI)

Chemistry and Biomolecular Graduate Students’ Association (CBGSA)

Let’s Talk Science

Physics Graduate Students’ Association (CBGSA)

Physics EDI Committee (PLASMA)

Science Students’ Association

uOttawa Indigenous Ally Network

Working Towards Inclusivity in Chemistry (CWIC)

Women in Math

Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology Graduate Students’ Association (BMIGSA)


Training Sessions

EDI in practice

Jaclyn Brusso

The Faculty of Science takes concrete steps

Respect, equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the Faculty of Science (FoS), which is taking several actionable steps to enhance the atmosphere and work culture within the faculty.
PhD candidates Myriam Carle and Leah McMunn

Building a more inclusive chemistry community

Groups seeking equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) remain significantly underrepresented despite the numerous advantages that a diverse community can bring to these disciplines. In the spirit of supporting diversity at the University of Ottawa, Leah McMunn and Myriam Carle, both PhD candidates in chemistry, have helped form a local chapter of Canadians Working Towards Inclusivity in Chemistry (CWIC).
Undergraduate students Sabrina Guerrier and Sophie Tomlin, with Professors Steven Desjardins and Frithjof Lutscher

Untold stories in the history of Mathematics

The textbooks used in post secondary institutions around the world invariably teach students about research findings, inventions and discoveries by renowned mathematicians and scientists such as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Thomas Edison.

Contact info

Jaclyn Brusso

Full Professor and Vice-Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Professional Development

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 7091

E-mail: [email protected]