Research Equity

Uzma JamilUzma Jamil, Senior Research Equity Advisor

Dr. Jamil holds a PhD in Sociology and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Sociology and Equity Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto. She has worked to strengthen and build critical perspectives that have influenced and advanced academic and policy-driven research in EDI (equity, diversity & inclusion) in various institutions in Australia and Canada. As Senior Research Equity Advisor at McGill she serves as a senior level advisor responsible for guiding and supporting the implementation of McGill’s EDI initiatives in research and innovation, with particular emphasis on the University’s EDI Action Plan in relation to the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, as well as other federal research support programs such as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC), Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), and the New Frontiers Research Fund (NFRF).

Reach out to me for advising on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives in research and innovation, particularly regarding the EDI Action Plan.

Email: uzma.jamil [at]

Andrea CleggAndrea Clegg, Research Equity Advisor

Andrea Clegg is the Research Equity Advisor in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). In this role, Andrea works in collaboration with the Senior Research Equity Advisor and other members of the equity team to guide and support the implementation of McGill’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in research and innovation.

Andrea holds graduate degrees in urban planning and social work, and has extensive experience working in the community and education sectors. Most recently, they held the position of Research Administrator at the Faculty of Law. Andrea is the author of an award-winning zine about the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club and co-author of the journal article "Working with Parents of Gender-Variant Children: Using Social Action as an Emancipatory Research Framework."

Andrea’s interests include social welfare, housing rights, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, photography and creative non-fiction.

Reach out to me for support on EDI initiatives in research and innovation.

Email: andrea.clegg [at]



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