We're committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research ecosystem, and we are excited to participate in this important national initiative.
The Dimensions charter calls for an intersectional approach to EDI and recognizes that our research community thrives when we welcome and engage diverse perspectives and experiences. Our EDI Strategic Plan embraces this view. UAlberta's Endorsement of NSERC's Dimensions Charter.
This site currently houses the EDI Strategic Plan, and we are working with colleagues across the university to develop the future vision for this site. Over time, it will represent our university’s long history of work in support of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. It is meant to become a gateway to programming, services, teaching and learning, scholarship, and advocacy; and to inspire people to take part in EDI practices.
It will also be a reflection of the diversity of perspectives and projects currently underway across our campuses.
David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Steven Dew, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), launched the University of Alberta’s EDI Strategic Plan on February 13, 2019 with a panel discussion on EDI—our vision, why it is so critical, and how to tackle our biggest challenges.
We heard remarks from Douglas Stollery, Chancellor; Michael Phair, Chair, U of A Board of Governors; and Akanksha Bhatnagar, VP - Academic, Students' Union.
- Ceremonial opening and welcome
- Moderated panel
- Thanks and closing remarks
Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Professor of Political Science; Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Citizenship and Human Rights
Malinda S. Smith, Professor of Political Science; Provost's Fellow in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy
Nancy Spencer, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Shana Dion, Assistant Dean, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students
Wade King, Director, Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights
Tibetha Kemble, Director, Indigenous Health Initiatives Program (IHIP), Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry