The Office of the Vice-President Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce that it will be administering, on behalf of the University, the Leadership Development Fund for Marginalized and Historically Underrepresented Groups — formerly the Career Development Fund for Women and Designated Groups administered by Human Resources.
This fund has been designed to address barriers to career advancement and support the leadership development of Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, racialized people, women, the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, and other equity-deserving groups through offsetting the cost of participation in leadership-development opportunities up to $3,000.
“This is part of the University’s commitment to addressing systemic barriers, contemporary and historical injustices and inequities, and fostering a more equitable, inclusive, and just campus for all,” says Clinton Beckford, acting vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
“Funding applications are accepted on an ongoing basis from faculty and staff who hold a permanent appointment at UWindsor and self-identify as a member of a marginalized or historically underrepresented group,“ says Marcela Ciampa, director of organizational and leadership development. “We look forward to being able to fund a minimum of 16 requests annually.”
Find more information, and an online application, on the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website.