These resources include data on underrepresented groups in research at uOttawa and a list of our experts’ publications that provide guidance on strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in research.

How we define EDI at uOttawa


Equity means fairness; people of all identities being treated fairly. Equity is defined as the removal of systemic barriers and biases enabling all individuals to have equal opportunity to access and benefit from the program. 
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Diversity is a fact. It already exists; it is the natural state of the world. Diversity involves inviting, welcoming, and working with all in the university community regardless of age, religious affiliation, ethnicity, body abilities, country of origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and so on, because it is the right thing to do and because it makes our institution stronger in every way possible Report to the President: Diversity and Inclusion (PDF, 2.64 MB).


Inclusion is a conscious and deliberate commitment, a way of thinking and acting which demonstrates that one recognizes the value of diversity. Inclusion is about acknowledging diversity as a strength, about appreciating its power to enrich the lives of everyone involved.

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