Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Awards

The EDI Awards is an annual recognition program designed to honour faculty, staff, and students who are champions in their steadfast pursuit to create respectful, diverse, and inclusive environments for all who work, learn, and live at the University of Alberta. Their commitment to going above and beyond to achieve inclusive excellence is foundational to advancing the University’s EDI vision of “...cultivating an institutional culture that values, supports, and promotes equity, human rights, respect, and accountability…” (Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Pg. 4).

Each year on December 10 (International Human Rights Day), Human Resource Services and the Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights invite participation in the EDI Awards Program. All members of our campuses are encouraged to nominate an individual, a work team, or a campus group that have demonstrated skill, determination, and accomplishment in creating welcoming and respectful spaces on our campuses.

How To Nominate

To nominate an individual or group for an EDI Award, please click the link below to fill out the form. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

Nomination form

Nomination Timeline

Nominations open on December 10, 2019
Nominations close on January 31, 2020

Nominations are adjudicated by a diverse committee that is broadly representative of faculty, staff, and students. Award recipients will be selected using the following criteria:

  1. The impact that the nominee is making in the area of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion or Human Rights. Impact can be on a body of knowledge, on an individual/group, a process, etc.
  2. The sustainability of the nominee’s work.
  3. How the nominee’s work contributes to innovation, transformation, or shifting culture to advance EDI.
  4. The nominee’s journey with EDI.

For more information about the nomination process or for assistance with accessing the nomination form in alternate formats, please contact hrequity@ualberta.ca.

EDI Awards Planning Committee:
Catherine Anley, Senior Consultant - EDI, Human Resource Services
Wade King, Director, Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights
Sarah Flower, Manager, Health Promotion & Recognition Programs, Human Resource Services
Kenton Boutillier, Indigenous Student Supports & Services Lead, Division of Community Engagement, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Previous EDI Award Recipients:

2019
Augustana human library
Shana Dion, Assistant Dean, Dean of Students
Kelly Hobson, Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC)
Tibetha Kemble, Director & Jill Konkin, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Meghana Valupadas, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Engineering
Katherine Zwicker, Manager, Dean of Students

2018
Michael Frishkopf, Professor, Faculty of Arts
Louanne Keenan, Director, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Lori Myers, Aboriginal Student Advisor, Faculty of Arts
Megha Sharma, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Engineering
Malinda Smith, Professor, Faculty of Arts
Nathan Sunday, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Native Studies

2017
Marnie Colborne, Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing
Helly Goez, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Tracey Hillier, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Danielle Peers, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Annina (Nina) Plummer, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts
Radha Saikia, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts