The Biology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a student-led group established to promote EDI in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa! The committee is led by the EDI Coordinator from the BGSA Council. Within our biology community, and beyond, it is vital that we challenge anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination against people from under-represented groups.
Only together can we tackle the barriers to equitable access, opportunities, and resources faced by those who are a part of equity-seeking groups. We recognize that each group has its own unique set of issues that require care and attention, but we hope that through our efforts, we can start to move towards reconciling and improving the Biology Department and the Faculty of Science.
Below, we invite you to read a letter to students in the Faculty of Science from grad and undergrad associations...
These are only the first steps, and so the committee asks for interested graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff to join in and provide their voice to this initiative. If you have any questions or want to join the Biology EDI Committee, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below!