Discover stories celebrating excellence, equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our research community and in our research approaches.

Inspiring stories

Students Isa-Bella Leclair and Michelle Liu are working to make equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) an important matter for the engineering community.

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.

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).

More than a year after she was interviewed by the Gazette, Karine Coen-Sanchez continues to lead efforts to counter systemic racism in academia.

Fournier’s teaching experience inspired her involvement in a research education project, which aims to engage more gender diversity in STEM.

Discover the story of Virginie Cobigo, one of the winners of the University of Ottawa’s More Inclusion, Better Research: Inspiring Stories Competition.

Professor Eva Ottawa wants to give voice to Indigenous communities by encouraging them to actively participate in research that concerns them.

The OVPR launches a series of initiatives on equity, diversity and inclusion in research. 

In mid-May, the Office of the Vice-President, Research invited an interdisciplinary panel to identify the challenges that members of LGBTQI2S+ communities face in research, academia, and in the arts, in science, and in technology industries.

If being a woman in science is a challenge, being an international student and one-time war refugee on top of that requires exceptional determination and support. 

At the end of 2020, the School of Epidemiology and Public Health’s APEAL Research Lab launched its Code of Conduct and Values.

For Daniela Quintero, a female researcher and international student, COVID-19 has meant the loss of her father, a situation that has tested her perseverance in science. Daniela is a Mexican candidate to PhD in Geology who studies the role of bacteria in mineral formation under environmental conditions.