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"I sincerely want to see change - substantive, real change."
- Dr. Denise O'Neil Green

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green

She has advanced EDI curricular activities, grant funding, and change-making events at every post-secondary institution she has worked within.


Dr. Green has also authored and co-authored over 90 journal articles, book chapters, reports, conference papers, and lectures. She is the creator and executive editor of the Institutional Diversity Blog, which has reached over a hundred countries and is a leading source within the dynamic field of EDI work. 

Dr. Green is proud to hold a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioural Sciences from the University of Chicago. And she is also grateful for the many awards she has received for her trail-blazing work in the field. 

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green is a published and award-winning expert and visionary in equity, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, organizational change and transformational leadership with 30 years of field experience.

Dr. Green has worked in many sectors, including education, health care, government, and business. She has been invited to give keynote addresses worldwide and is a global thought leader and change-maker.

Widely recognized for her work at Ryerson University - renamed the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), she founded the Division of Equity and Community Inclusion as Vice President and was the inaugural Assistant Vice President/Vice Provost of EDI at the university. 

Before TMU, Dr. Green was the Associate Vice President of Institutional Diversity at Central Michigan University for five years.

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