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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Reconciliation Committee

Odette EDIBR Committee

Fostering Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Reconciliation at Odette.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate a safe, representative, and inclusive academic environment where we actively and continuously strive towards teaching, learning, and social participatory experiences that foster voice and a sense of belonging for all faculty, students, and staff in the Odette School of Business.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Dr. Rachel Aleks, Labour Studies Faculty
  • Dr. Eahab M.k. Elsaid, Finance Faculty
  • Dr. Fazle Baki, Supply Chain Management & Business Data Analytics Faculty
  • Dr. Kemi Anazodo, Management Faculty
  • Dr. Kent Walker, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Faculty
  • Dr. Russel Evans, Accounting Faculty
  • Dr. Young Ho Song, Management Faculty
  • Clementa Stan, Career Advising Coordinator
  • Jocelyn Winter, MBA-PAS Program Administrator
  • Linda Smith, Dean's Suite Receptionist
  • Sienna Ducharme, Communications Coordinator
  • Krista Abdel Sater, Undergraduate Business Student
  • Nisha Butolia, Graduate Business Student


  • Permanent staff representation on decanal search committees within Odette and across the entire University
  • Creation of an AACSB Assurance of Learning competency related to EDI
  • Introduction of a new staff appreciation award
  • Invited guest speaker Dr. Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, to hold a workshop on the topic of Evidence-Based Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Hosted a Black History Month event at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum 
  • Hosted a training session on the DEAP tool
  • Consultations with hiring committees
  • Bi-annual Odette Climate Survey
  • Updated EDIBR Terms of Reference

Contact Us

You can contact the Odette EDIBR Committee directly with any questions, comments, or concerns, at

Land Acknowledgement 

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit.

Learn more about University of Windsor's Indigenous initiatives here.