Team

GenEQ Team

The GenEQ: Advancing the Status of Women at U of G initiative is led by Charlotte Yates, President & Vice-Chancellor, and Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources).

The GenEQ committee is co-chaired by Belinda Leach and Michelle Fach and is comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives.

Post-doctoral fellow Marsha Hinds-Layne provides further advisory and research assistance to the initiative.

Nominate a Staff or Faculty Member or a Student to Join the GenEQ Advisory Group

Oct. 26, 2021

Help shape gender equity efforts at U of G. Nominations are being accepted for faculty, staff and students to join the GenEQ: Advancing the Status of Women at the University of Guelph Advisory Group.

The GenEQ Advisory Group uses an inclusive definition of women that encompasses cisgender women, transwomen, genderqueer women, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people who identify as women. Diversity of perspectives is important in our work to better understand the experiences of all women in our University community. The Advisory Group especially encourages applications from those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour. Nominations are welcome for people of any gender, as well as those who are interested in learning how to be an ally and advocate for women on campus. Expertise in gender equity is not a requirement to serve on the advisory group.

The GenEq Advisory Group is comprised of faculty, staff and students who have an interest in advancing the status of women on campus.  Since its inception, the Advisory Group has hosted International Women’s Day events, speaker series and has begun work on leadership/mentorship programming and on issues facing graduate students. The group is also actively working on celebrating women by sharing stories on women’s research, scholarship, service and contributions to the campus and community on our website.

What joining the advisory group involves

The GenEQ advisory group meets monthly for an hour and a half. Advisory group members serve a one-year term, renewable up to three years.

Members of the advisory group sit on one or more subcommittees and contribute to the subcommittees’ goals. The advisory group’s current subcommittees are Speaker Series, Leadership and Mentorship, Graduate Issues, and Communications.

How to nominate a faculty, staff member or student

Nominations should be sent to genderequity@uoguelph.ca. Self-nominations are welcome.

In the nomination, please include:

  • Nominee’s name
  • A brief statement of the individual’s interest in gender equity

What is GenEQ?

The GenEq: Advancing the Status of Women at U of G initiative was established in 2017. The initiative is led by Charlotte Yates, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources). The GenEQ Advisory Group is comprised of faculty, staff and students who have an interest in advancing the status of women on campus.  Explore the GenEQ website to learn more.