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Equity, diversity and inclusion

Fostering and celebrating excellence, equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our research community and in our research approaches is one of the main directions and objectives of the University of Ottawa Strategic Areas of Research.

How we promote excellence in research

  • By creating equitable conditions for members of the research community with different backgrounds and conditions
  • By fostering the diversity of visions and critical thinking
  • By creating inclusive teams and projects that promote and value the different voices and ideas of researchers, participant communities, knowledge users, and other research stakeholders

The underrepresented groups in research

Within its commitment to diversity, the University of Ottawa has prioritized five groups traditionally underrepresented in research.

These groups are made up of people who identify as:

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EDI action plan for research

This Plan implements strategies and actions that create an inclusive climate for research at uOttawa by addressing needs and barriers of researchers and trainees of underrepresented groups.
Find out more about the EDI action plan
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EDI resources

These resources include data on underrepresented groups in research at uOttawa, a list of experts who work on topics related to these groups, as well as a list of our experts’ publications that provide guidance on strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in research.
Find out more about EDI resources
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Engineering research with an EDI perspective

Students Isa-Bella Leclair and Michelle Liu are working to make equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) an important matter for the engineering community.
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Making careers in computing more inclusive for women

The uOttawa Student Chapter of ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery-Women) helps create a more supportive ecosystem for women in tech, particularly in computing.
Myriam Carle and Leah McMunn

Building a more inclusive chemistry community

In the spirit of supporting diversity at uOttawa, two PhD candidates in chemistry, have helped form a local chapter of Canadians Working Towards Inclusivity in Chemistry (CWIC).

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Ideas, questions or suggestions on how to improve research through EDI practices?

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