May 12, 2022: University of Guelph “Names Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean”

The following article is a little dated. But since Jade Ferguson will hold the position Equity, Anti-Racism Associate Dean until May 16, 2024, the news about her appointment is still current enough for those interested in EDI initiatives at U of G.

“Ferguson serves on the President’s Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism, which was a key component of U of G’s Anti-Racism Action Plan released by U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates in fall 2020. Previously, she was co-chair of the Academic Inclusion Committee. 

In her new role, Ferguson will further a culture of respectful engagement and support at U of G, working closely with Chapman as well as Indira Naidoo-Harris, associate vice-president (diversity and human rights), and other U of G leaders.” 

Charlotte Yates is both the President & Vice Chancellor of the University of Guelph and a faculty member in the department of political science.

Indira Naidoo-Harris is a former Minister of Education, Ontario, Halton riding, July 2014-18. As noted, Naidoo-Harris is the current Associate Vice-President, Diversity and Human Rights. Naidoo-Harris describes herself as a “Champion of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

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