EDI Resources

Who Do I Contact Fact Sheet

The ABSc EDI committee has curated a 'resource list' for varying concerns that students, faculty, and staff may encounter on campus. Examples include contact information for the Campus Safety Office (campus police), Human Rights, Sexual Violence, Mental Health, Conflict Resolution etc. This list can be found at the following link: https://animalbiosciences.uoguelph.ca/sites/default/files/who_do_i_contact_-_fact_sheet_-_absc_edi_committee_-_v_oct_2023.pdf

It is always the hope that we do not have to make use of these resources, but in a crisis, it could be difficult to track down the correct information and so we hope you find this document useful.

Religious Holiday Calendar

U of G's multi-faith team has created a religious holiday calendar that can be downloaded and easily added to Outlook or other calendar apps. View or download the calendar at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/studentexperience/religious-holidays

University of Guelph EDI eBook

Building Community: Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is a free eBook developed by the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) and Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd). The eBook supports readers in creating a solid foundation for equity and inclusion in their communities by building an understanding of key EDI and anti-oppression concepts.

U of G Courselink Modules

Principles of Belonging: Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism. This is a an informative module that covers “fundamental anti-oppression principles” as well as equity and diversity, and talks about how to engage in anti-racism.  

Making Education Accessible. This module discusses accessibility of courses and the value of inclusion in the workplace.

Accessible Service Provision. Similar to Making Education Accessible, this module also relates to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) but with a focus on customer service standards.

Positive Space Training. Developed with input from members of the U of G’s LGBTQ2SIA+ community, the Positive Space Project online training will help develop important skills and resources needed to work successfully with members of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities while making the campus a safe, welcoming environment for everyone, said Jarred Sanchez-Cacino, sexual and gender diversity adviser with U of G’s Student Experience.


Grant Writing with an EDI perspective.  This zoom-based webinar was led by Dr. Imogen R. Coe where she discussed best practices on writing equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statements for grant proposals and job statements. It was hosted by the Ryerson Career and Co-op Centre (RCCC) Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) on Feb 17, 2021. Click the link to watch the webinar.

EDI for Scientists. This lecture was given by Prof. Lisa Willis, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta and focuses on what faculty need to know when preparing EDI statements. 


Advancing Women in Agriculture Virtual 2021 (Nov 22 and 23, 2021) 


Short Courses

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Assessment Tools

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+). This course from the Government of Canada provides a basic introduction to GBA+, an analytical process used to assess how different women, men and gender diverse people may experience policies, programs and initiatives.

EDI Accreditation

Made-in-Canada Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network). The Athena Swan model was first implemented in the UK and is now being developed by the Government of Canada. This is a certification program intended to drive cultural change within higher education and research.