• Photo of Indira Naidoo-Harris, AVP Diversity and Human Rights

    Dear members of the U of G community,

    I have been deeply troubled and saddened by the recent outbreaks of violence, hatred and the brutal killing of George Floyd. The harsh reality is that while we have witnessed acts of anti-Black racism and discrimination on our television sets, we are also experiencing them right here in Canada, in Ontario, in Guelph, and even at our own institution. This behavior is heartbreaking and unacceptable and is an attack on the core values of our community. As the AVP for the Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) at U of G, I take this situation seriously and I’m deeply committed to building a strong anti-racist culture at the University. Read More...

Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Human Rights

During these uncertain times, it is more important now than ever before that we come together and support each other. The Office of Diversity & Human Rights at the University of Guelph is pleased to share with you an equity, diversity, and inclusion focused handbook to help our community navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic.

 The handbook entitledFostering a Sense of Belonging in Times of Crisis and Challenge: An Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Handbook for Individuals & Organizations During COVID-19, is available now on our website and has tips and resources on how to be a strong ally, how to deal with stigma, how to support those facing mental health challenges and how to be an inclusive leader.

The Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR)  helps coordinate, evaluate, and report on the University's institutional equity and inclusion activities; and promotes the fundamental rights and responsibilities guaranteed by Ontario's Human Rights (Code) 

We work with senior administrators, and other persons in positions of power, trust, and authority to identify and resolve questions, concerns, and complaints about individual courses of conduct, or the application of any University policy or procedure that may discriminate against persons protected by the Code.