Nominate a Staff Member to Join the ‘GenEQ: Advancing the Status of Women at U of G’ Advisory Group


Help shape gender equity efforts at U of G. Nominations are being accepted for a staff member to join the GenEQ: Advancing the Status of Women at U of G 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. The advisory group has hosted International Women’s Day events and speaker series. The group has also begun work on leadership and mentorship programming as well as communications to help amplify the contributions and successes of U of G women.

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, and Communications.

How to nominate a staff member

Nominations should be sent to by Aug. 28. Self-nominations are welcome.

In the nomination, please include:

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

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. 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.

What is GenEQ?

The GenEq: Advancing the Status of Women at the University of Guelph initiative was established in 2017. It aims to understand the barriers to women’s equity on campus, support women’s equity in leadership roles across the University, and advance the status of all women on our campuses and beyond. The initiative is led by Charlotte Yates, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and Martha Harley, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources).  Visit the GenEQ website to learn more.