About Us

Valuing Diversity - Advancing Equity - Achieving Inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, HRS supports the University of Alberta in meeting its commitment to fairness and merit in hiring and retention practices to achieve a diverse, respectful and inclusive working, teaching and research environment.

Staff in the Employment Equity Program offer coaching, consulting, formal learning opportunities, and outreach programs to recruit and retain qualified diverse candidates — including women, especially in non-traditional occupations, Aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. We also offer some funding for Equity related initiatives on Campus.;

Responsibility for addressing individual equity concerns is shared by a number of different units across the institution.  If you are unsure about which unit to contact, the Employment Equity staff can provide some advice.  You are welcome to contact them either by email hrequity@ualberta.ca or phone 780-492-4700.

Vision

Trusted Advisors. Knowledgeable Community. Inclusive Workplaces.

Mission

To lead, advise, teach, and collaborate on equity, diversity, and inclusion principles and practices

2016-2017 Annual Report

This report highlights the education, leadership activities, and the collection and management of workforce data led by the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) team in Human Resource Services to advance the principles of respect and inclusion at the University of Alberta from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion - HRS Annual Report April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Employment Equity Plan

Opening Doors, A Plan for Employment Equity (currently under review) provides recommendations to the University community on how to achieve equity and diversity in employment. 

Opening Doors, A Plan for Employment Equity

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Staff  

Catherine Anley leads the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion team in Human Resource Services at the University of Alberta.  Catherine has a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Comparative Literature.  Her university career spans 28 years of dynamic administrative positions in research institutes, Deans’ offices, undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines and centrally administered units.  Catherine brings a solid understanding of University operations and a practical approach to implementing initiatives and programs to advance equitable, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environments.  She is also skilled in conflict resolution and interest-based negotiation.  Catherine is recognized as a professional who is knowledgeable, committed, and tenacious in the pursuit of equality in employment and has recently received the following honours:
·        John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, Randy Palivoda Award for protection and promotion of human rights in the public service sector 
·        University of Alberta Administrative Professional Officer (APO) Service Award, for recognition of distinguished service 

Candy Khan is recognized as a knowledgeable and committed professional in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and interculturalism. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s of Education in Theoretical, Cultural and International studies. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Policy Studies at University of Alberta. Candy also has a certificate in Human Rights, Career Development and is a Qualified Administrator for Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). 

Stephanie Carvalho is the program administrator for office of EDI, HRS. Stephanie uses the pronouns she/her. She has had Human Rights facilitator training, has a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from here at the University of Alberta, and has been actively engaged with social justice issues especially around accessibility and inclusion for most of her life. Her major area of focus in the office of EDI is the diversity workforce data but also facilitates some workshops. Using an EDI lens alongside her colleagues in the office of EDI, she provides consulting and coaching to support equity, diversity, and inclusion on and off campus. 

Barb McLean has a Masters degree in Political Science and an Undergraduate Degree in Women's Studies from the University of Alberta where she specialized in Aboriginal Women’s Issues in Canada. Barb’s background spans the fields of social justice, community based participatory research, project management, evaluation and human resource development. Her major areas of focus in the office of EDI is Education and Communication.