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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

A path to excellence in research

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.

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How we promote excellence in research

At the forefront of research, the University of Ottawa is convinced that excellence in research can be achieved.

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 of people who identify as:


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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.


EDI in practice

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