Diversity and inclusion

Creating a supportive environment that will increase inclusion

Anti-Racism Action Fund
To support anti-racism initiatives at the University of Ottawa to combat systemic racial discrimination and better support for members of racialized communities
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We are reIMAGINING our campus with a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and anti-racism and anti-oppression strategies are the foundation of that journey. Through outreach and ongoing consultations with students, staff, associations and clubs, we are bridging gaps that might otherwise never receive the attention they need. 

Help us transform the university's rich cultural diversity into an experience of “inclusive excellence” for all students, researchers, and faculty. 

Awad Ibrahim portrait
Vice-Provost, EDI

“The work of anti-racism is to enable people to critically situate themselves in time and space and at the same time, question the adequacy of that location, to fully humanize themselves and others...”

Awad Ibrahim

— Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence

The University of Ottawa has a robust plan and active working groups who are laying the groundwork that will instil sustained cultural change on campus and beyond.

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EDI in Research

Implementation of a research support program for racialized researchers, so that a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research community is established.

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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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Employment Equity

Accelerate the hiring of professors of Black, Indigenous and racialized professors in the coming years.

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Program reviews to enrich curricula with more culturally diverse and inclusive practices (methodologies) and knowledge.

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Get in touch

Development Office

190 Laurier Ave East
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3417
Toll-free: 888-352-7222
[email protected]

Our Canadian charitable registration number is 11927 8877 RR0001