Faculty and Staff

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Week

Valuing Diversity - Advancing Equity - Achieving Inclusion

March 18 to 22, 2019


Equity at its heart strives for social justice, access, and collaboration to further opportunities for success of students, faculty, and staff in the academy. Diversity of identity, thought, and scholarship advances institutional excellence.  Inclusion actively engages the community in change to achieve equity and diversity. The principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion support the University of Alberta's commitment to create work and learning communities that inspire and enable people to reach their full potential. 

The sessions offered during EDI Week create opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and guests to come together to raise awareness, foster passion, fuel commitment, and enhance knowledge and skills. See below for the program, additional information and sessions will be updated on a regular basis.  Do not hesitate to email EDI.Week@ualberta.ca with any questions you might have about this initiative or any other equity-related programming. 

Call for Volunteers

Would you like to be a volunteer for 2018 EDI Week? Please contact hrequity@ualberta.ca

2019 Program at a Glance

Preliminary Program, more details to follow

Monday, March 18

  • EDI Awards Breakfast, 7:30am - 9am
  • Dr. Michelle LeBaron, 9:00am—4:00 pm
    Title: Eyes on the Storm: Finding Ways through Intercultural Conflict

Tuesday, March 19

  • Keynote Presentation: Colin Allen, President, World Federation of the Deaf
    Title: World Federation of the Deaf: Impacts on EDI

Wednesday, March 20

  • Research at the Intersections of Gender, 12:00—1:00 pm
    Title: The Urgency of Intersectionality: Ted Talk Discussion
Thursday, March 21
  • TBA
Friday, March 22
  • Disability in the Workplace: An FASD Case Study, 1:00—3:00 pm 
  • Performance Piece, Chris Dodd

About EDI Week

The first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Week took place in 2014 after it had been proposed years earlier by Malinda Smith, Professor, Political Science and former member of the Employment Equity Advisory Committee. Over the last five years, EDI Week continues to build momentum with increased attendance to certain events and recognized importance to issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion throughout campus. The overarching goal of the event and program itself is to bring faculty staff and students together to engage in learning and dialogue in an effort to address and put an end to social injustice.