The 2023 EDI Awards will be presented March 30 in Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.The 2023 EDI Awards will be presented March 30 in Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

Award recipients honoured for contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

The Office of the Vice-President Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 EDI Awards.

These awards honour, celebrate, and shine a light on individuals and teams who have made significant contributions towards building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community and who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to addressing the systemic barriers, contemporary and historical injustices, and inequities experienced by Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, racialized people, the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, women, and other equity-deserving groups.

The OVPEDI and the EDI Awards Committee congratulate and commend all nominees whose outstanding contributions are advancing equity and justice on campus and in the community.

The inaugural award recipients include:

  • Faculty Award – Richard Douglass-Chin, associate professor, Department of English and Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Staff Award – Jaimie Kechego, learning specialist, Indigenization, Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Student Award – Tyrone Sequeira, dual JD student, Faculty of Law
  • Alumni Award – Jermain Franklin (BA 1999), alumnus
  • Team/Committee AwardUWindsor Pride

The award recipients have gone above and beyond their roles to make the University of Windsor a more inclusive, welcoming, and safe campus.

Awards will be presented at an in-person ceremony on March 30, at 3:15 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. Individuals interested in joining the celebration are asked to RSVP before the deadline of March 22 at For more information email