Office of the Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are key institutional priorities as we transform into the University of Alberta for Tomorrow. In 2022, the U of A increased its capacity to advance its EDI activities at the leadership level through the creation of a Vice-Provost (EDI).

Currently the Office of the Vice-Provost (EDI) includes Evelyn Hamdon, Senior Advisor, Equity and Human Rights; Helping Individuals at Risk; and the Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights.

This office is in the process of development. Watch this space for more.


The Vice-Provost (EDI) serves as a champion and strategic leader in realizing the university’s vision for EDI: to cultivate an institutional culture that values, supports, promotes and celebrates equity, human rights, respect and accountability among faculty, staff and students. They work collaboratively to integrate and coordinate EDI efforts institution-wide, and in turn, evolve the current EDI strategy to address gaps and leverage opportunities for growth. In conjunction with academic support units across the university’s academic mandate and EDI leadership embedded in academic faculties, schools and colleges, they work to ensure that inclusive, accessible, just and equitable efforts move forward deliberately.

Meet the Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

Provost Fellow in Black Excellence and Leadership

Working in collaboration with the Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) is the Provost Fellow in Black Excellence and Leadership position. This position was created in 2022 in alignment with our institutional commitment to the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education, and deepening our work to champion equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Alberta.

The Provost Fellow assists in a variety of projects which include developing a strategy and plan for Black excellence recruitment and retention, helping to identify and address inequities, and supporting the development of training and curriculum in Black Studies, the Black lived experience and countering anti-Black racism.

Meet the Provost Fellow in Black Excellence and Leadership