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Nursing Room at RGN
The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of its Nursing Room at Roger Guindon! Located on the second floor of RGN in room 2043, this room provides private and exclusive space to accommodate our Faculty community’s nursing needs. Curtains are also available and recommended to maximize privacy.
The room is accessible during regular business hours and can accommodate one individual at a time, with a lock on the door to indicate occupation and/or vacancy.
For more information regarding this room, please contact Medfaci.
RGN Multi-faith Room
At the University of Ottawa, our values of diversity, equity and inclusion are in continuous development to ensure a healthy and happy environment for all students and staff. Inspired by this mission, uO has utilized its resources to enhance the needs of our community in/by creating a new facility on campus.
Located on the second floor of Roger Guindon Hall in room 2529 within the Kidney Research Centre, is the Multi-faith room at RGN is an inclusive and welcoming space for all learners, faculty, and staff located at the Alta Vista campus.
Intended for prayer, contemplation, meditation, reflection, and other spiritual and faith-based practices, the Multi-faith room is accessible during regular business hours on a walk-in basis. Official signage regarding this space will be installed in Roger Guindon soon.
If you have any questions regarding this room, please contact Nazli Keskin
Unconscious Bias Training
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion developed an online module on unconscious bias. For additional information or to request access to the module, please contact the EDI office.
- Online CHIR module on unconscious bias for reviewers
- Stanford University Module on Unconscious Bias in Medicine
Indigenous Affirmation, to be read before events, conferences, or presentations
We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.
We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.
We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old.
And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.
- Health care implications of systemic racism on Indigenous peoples:
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (English)
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (French)
- Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Public Inquiry Commission on Relations Between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress
- Online Cultural Sensitivity training
- Free online course from the University of Alberta entitled “Indigenous Canada”
- Indigenous Health Researchers Database
- Ontario Human Rights Commission eCourse: “Call it out: racism, racial discrimination, and human rights”
EBooks available from uOttawa:
- Microaggressions and modern racism: endurance and evolution - Charisse C. Levchak
- Private racism - Sonu Bedi
- Teaching race: how to help students unmask and challenge racism - Stephen Brook
Book for Allies
- Theo E.J. Wilson — A Black man goes undercover in the alt-right (TEDTalk)
- The skin we're in: Pulling back the curtain on racism in Canada - CBC Docs
- Ontario Hospital Association Anti-Racism Resource Page
- Anti-racism toolkit for all ages
- Ottawa Public Library - Black lives matter: a booklist
Women's Health, Organizations, and Resources
- Women's Health Bureau - Health Canada
- Association for Women in Science
- American Association of University Women
- Women in Medicine Program of the Association of American Medical College
- How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job, by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
- Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, by Herminia Ibarra