Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Decolonization in Engineering

To shape a better society for all, a community of engineers as diverse as the problems we endeavour to solve is needed.

Engineering at Alberta seeks equity in access to our education programs and employment opportunities and to programming and supports for all current students and employees to succeed here.

We are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity efforts in alignment with the University of Alberta’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Strategy, the University of Alberta’s commitment to the Dimensions Charter, and the Faculty of Engineering’s Vision and Strategic Direction. We recognize that engineering as a discipline should reflect the diversity of Canadian society. And our everyday actions, leadership, and openness to learning are needed in the effort to increase equity and inclusivity in engineering education and work spaces.1

Programs and initiatives with involvement of Engineering Staff, Faculty, and Students:

Faculty & Staff

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Primary and Secondary Students, Community, and Industry

 

1. Ely, R. J., & Thomas, D. A. (2020). Getting series about diversity: Enough already with the business case. Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2020/11/getting-serious-about-diversity-enough-already-with-the-business-case

 

EDI Support

If you feel you’ve been the target of mistreatment, harassment, or discrimination, consider contacting the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights (OSDHR). The OSDHR provides confidential disclosure services, as well as advising, and consulting on any issue relating to human rights, discrimination, harassment and accommodation. They serve faculty, staff, and students, including students in the Engineering Co-op Program.

If you are in distress and require immediate support, please call the 24-hour Distress Line at 780-482-4357.

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