Guides and Resources

Engage. Learn. Share.

Championing equity, diversity, and inclusivity requires a willingness to learn and share our experiences and expertise. There are a growing number of resources available to help members of the University of Alberta community to do this, including "how to" guides, workshops, and online tools. 

Members of the U of A community also have access to resources shared and produced by fellow post-secondary institutions, via Universities Canada.


Made at the University of Alberta:    

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Best Practices for Hiring – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Grow Wisely

Created for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, this document provides a general and high-level overview of suggested best practices for the hiring of faculty and staff. It includes common definitions used in recruitment, and suggests ways that build on current Faculty processes, for creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce and learning environment.
 

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion: Best Practices in Faculty Recruitment & Hiring

This short resource offers advice and considerations to keep in mind when recruiting and hiring faculty members.

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Focus on Persons with Disabilities: Key Equity & Human Rights Milestones in Alberta & Canada

Created by Dr. Malinda Smith and PhD Candidate Daisy Raphael, this teaching resource can be used to help educators who are looking for information related to key events that have impacted the equity and human rights experiences of persons with disabilities in Canada, with a focus on Alberta.

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Focus on Visible Minorities: Key Equity & Human Rights Milestones in Alberta & Canada

Created by Dr. Malinda Smith and PhD Candidate Daisy Raphael, this teaching resource can be used to help educators who are looking for information related to key events that have impacted the equity and human rights experiences of visible minorities in Canada, with a focus on Alberta.

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Online Tools   

All Gender Washrooms (Campus Map)

Single use, all-gender washrooms have been identified across North campus to enhance washroom accessibility for transgender and binary non conforming individuals on campus. Locations can be found online on the campus map under Quick Finds by selecting All Gender Washrooms.

View the online map.


Changes to Personal Information (Students)

Students who would like to change their University of Alberta student record to reflect their chosen name and/or gender can do so with assistance from the Office of the Registrar. 

Visit the website to learn more.


DATS Locations  (Campus Map)

Locate the areas at the U of A where DATS services can be accessed, allowing for easier pick-up and drop-off opportunities to those with accessibility requirements. Locations can be found on the campus map by clicking the "Quick Finds" option and selecting "DATS" from the menu.

View the online map.


Guide to Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Individuals with Disabilities

This online "how to" provides information about how ensure the safety of individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities during an evacuation.

Visit the website.


Guide to Universal Design

This online resource helps to define the concept of universal design while explaining the seven principles that guide its implementation.

View the website.


LGBTQ2S+ Library Guide

This guide is meant to be an interdisciplinary starting point for exploring sexual and gender minority resources and research available in the University of Alberta Library collection.

View the online guide.


Workshops and Presentations   

Human Resource Services' Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Education Program

Human Resources Services offers workshops throughout the year that address a variety of topics, including reconciliation, bias awareness, etc. 

Learn more.


Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation (Augustana Campus)

With a focus on how Augustana can be a leader in reconciliation at the post-secondary level, these workshops also build participants' personal capacities to engage in reconciliation work.

Learn more.


Universities Canada Resources:    

Universities Canada has curated a comprehensive, and ever expanding, equity, diversity, and inclusivity resource library. The online collection includes a mix of Canadian and international resources that are easy and free to access from their website. Anyone with an interest in learning more about equity, diversity, and inclusivity is encouraged to visit their site to find out what's happening across the country and around the world.

Visit the Universities Canada website.