Denise O'Neil Green, Ph.D., was appointed Ryerson University’s first vice-president, Equity and Community Inclusion in 2017. With a passion for advancing inclusive excellence, Denise draws on her teaching, scholarly and leadership background of 30 years, establishing new and innovative pedagogical initiatives and programs.
Denise is accomplished in building rapport and networks, effectively collaborating with diverse stakeholders both inside and outside the university sector. She brought the first White Privilege Conference (WPC) Global to Toronto in 2018 and convened the first University and Research Funding Agencies’ Equity Officers Roundtable.
Denise is well published in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and is the executive editor for InstitutionalDiversityBlog.com. A frequent speaker on EDI in higher education, she has received numerous awards including the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education Council on Ethnic Participation Founders’ Service Award and the 2016 Pioneers for Change Award.