Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada

Ministers Duncan and Morneau at Ryerson University

UCalgary chosen to participate in Dimensions pilot

The University of Calgary has been selected to take part in the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada awards pilot, a national project involving 17 post-secondary institutions to foster transformational change within the Canadian research community.

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UCalgary endorses Dimensions

The University of Calgary is proud to have endorsed the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada charter. 

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.


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.

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.

News and Highlights

Inaugural diversity awards recognize students, faculty and staff committed to inclusion

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. 

Students, faculty and staff invited to explore gender equity, and LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity

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

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.

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Progress towards gender equity on campus

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.

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Lana Wells' research identified the need for funding to create a network of pro-feminist men from coast to coast to coast

Federal funding reflects Social Work researcher’s approach to calling ‘men in’ to advance gender equ

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.

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Directions help ensure fair, accurate, inclusive coverage of LGBTQ2S+ community

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.

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72 per cent of faculty have obtained at least one international degree

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.

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Appointment was effective March 1, 2019

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.

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Exacting standards, flexible minds

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.

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Network provides framework for actively engaging older adults at the community and university level

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.

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Werklund School researchers turn to educators to learn best practices for creating safe and inclusive schools

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.

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