Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada
Dimensions Pilot Program
The University of Calgary is proud to have endorsed the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada charter, and to have been selected to be part of the Dimensions pilot program.
Dimensions recognizes that a multiplicity of perspectives, lived experiences and the overall complexity of diverse individuals foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector. This program takes a multidimensional approach to equity, diversity and inclusion to achieve a future research community where all can thrive.
UCalgary Dimensions leadership
UCalgary has appointed an executive committee and a steering committee to accomplish the requirements of the Dimension pilot program. If you are interested in joining the Dimensions Steering Committee, please contact Kirsten Exall.
Chair: Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
Bruce Evelyn, Vice-Provost (Planning and Resource Allocation)
Dr. Michael Hart, Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)
Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, Deputy Provost
Dr. Robert I. Thompson, Associate Vice-President (Research)
Lorna Very, Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Kirsten Exall, Director, Research Services Office
Pamela Hyde, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Canada Research Chairs Program
The University of Calgary is committed to meeting the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs Program Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. These principles help us overcome structural, social and cultural barriers to create an empowering, inclusive, respectful and safe environment that values the diversity and dignity of every person.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure
The University of Calgary established the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure in February 2014 to advance the core values of collaboration, communication, support and excellence which underlie the university's strategic direction, Eyes High.
News and Highlights
Nov 17: Courageous Conversations Webinar
Join us as Canadian and Australian scholars present on, and engage in, a timely dialogue unpacking the emotions around racism, anti-racism and unpack concepts like “white fragility” and the “white possessive.”
For the third year running, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure (ODEPD) with partners across campus, Diversity Days has been a time to celebrate the different voices we have in our UCalgary community and to learn about the challenges groups face as we work together to foster an inclusive campus.
Have you ever wondered what happens in a Women’s Studies class, or how to support the career success of international students in our campus community? The Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure is inviting you to join the discussion at a series of Diversity Lunch and Learns scheduled over the next few weeks.
Dr. Malinda Smith appointed vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion)
Dr. Malinda Smith has been appointed vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion), effective Aug. 1, 2020.
Progress towards gender equity on campus
The University of Calgary and the University of Calgary Faculty Association (TUCFA) recently concluded a joint gender equity salary review.
Federal funding reflects Social Work researcher’s approach to calling ‘men in’
A federal announcement Aug. 16 by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Minister, Hon. Maryam Monsef, outlined the importance of involving and mobilizing men and boys in the fight for gender equality and to stop gender-based violence.
UCalgary guidelines updated for communicating about gender and sexual diversity
Language, like society itself, evolves. In the public realm, the terms used to define demographic groups grow and change, and it is essential for public institutions to acknowledge this shift in terminology by adjusting their language to meet these societal shifts.
Schulich School of Engineering: highest rate of diversity among faculties
Cambridge, Harvard and Yale graduates are coming to the University of Calgary to further their world-class research and teaching, according to a new study.
Dr. Pamela Chu appointed Associate Dean, Professionalism, Equity and Diversity
The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pamela Chu, MD, as the new Associate Dean, Professionalism, Equity and Diversity. The appointment was effective Mar. 1, 2019. Pamela is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a cross-appointment in the Department of Oncology. She is a member of the section of Gynecologic Oncology, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone.
Exacting standards, flexible minds
That’s what engineering is all about in 2019, and it’s a message the Schulich School of Engineering once again carried with them as honoured participants in the annual Calgary Pride Parade as part of the University of Calgary’s enthusiastic 13-faculty turnout.
UCalgary joins Age-Friendly University global network
By joining the Age-Friendly University Network, UCalgary has committed to follow a set of core principles, including encouraging older adults’ participation in all aspects of university life, ensuring that the university's research agenda is informed by the needs of an aging society, and enhancing older adults’ access to a university’s range of health, wellness, and arts programs.
Supporting vulnerable youth in K-12 schools
While Bill 24 succeeded in ensuring Alberta schools must allow the establishment of Gay Straight Alliances at the request of students, Werklund School of Education researchers Andrew Luceno and Vanessa Vegter caution that this does not mean educators and administrators can abdicate their responsibility to create respectful and welcoming learning environments.