IG Presents: The Intersectional Inquiries Contest

10 September 2021

IG presents

The Intersectional Inquiries Contest

Friday, September 17, 2021 

Win a gift card to Eighth Generation and test your knowledge of intersectionality!

How to Enter

Register for the contest here

How to Play

On Friday, September 17 @ 12 A.M. MDT you will receive an email with a link to a document containing 14 questions about intersectionality; its history, its key players, and its connection to our signature area. You have until 11:59 P.M. MDT the same day to submit your answers. If you can correctly answer all 14 questions, you will receive a gift card (in USD) to Eighth Generation, a Seattle based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe.  

You must be registered beforehand to participate in the contest. Registration closes on Thursday, September 16 @ 12 P.M. (noon).

Who Can Play

This contest is open to any member of the University of Alberta community; faculty, staff, and students. 

All questions are short and researchable so anyone can participate. 

Fine Print

A maximum of 30 gift cards are available so it will be first come, first serve for successful participants. Only one prize per person. 

  • Each contestant is allowed one attempt for the contest. 
  • All 14 (fourteen) questions must be answered. If you do not know the answer, please provide your best answer. 
  • Any submissions after 11:59 PM on September 17 will not be accepted. 
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first 30 (thirty) contest winners that get all answers correct.
  • There will be one prize per contest winner.
  • Winners will be notified by September 24, 2021 via email. 
  • Prizes must be claimed by October 1, 2021 or your prize will be forfeited.    

Extra Fine Print




  1. CONTEST: The Intersectional Inquiries Contest (the “Contest”) is conducted by The Governors of the University of Alberta (“UAlberta”) and administered on behalf of UAlberta by the Intersections of Gender Office, within the Office of the Vice-President of Research & Innovation (“IGO”).  The Contest is to make the University community aware about the Intersections of Gender Signature Area by testing the participants’ knowledge of intersectional theory, history and popular culture (“Skills Testing”), in accordance with the eligibility criteria as set out in these Official Rules. 

  2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Contest (an “Eligible Entrant”) you must:
    1. Be Eighteen (18) years of age or older;
    2. Be EITHER a current University student, and who is in good standing (A “student in good standing” at the University is as set out in the University calendar to mean a student who has first class standing, satisfactory standing or marginal standing, provided if a student has marginal standing such student cannot be on probation or the subject of an academic warning); OR a valid University employee as verified by the University’s employment records; and
    3. Register via the Intersectional Inquiries Registration Form by Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Edmonton Time).

      You are not eligible for the Contest if you are a resident of Quebec or if you are an employee of the IGO, including a member of the immediate family (defined as mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and husband or wife, regardless of where they reside) or household of any of the above persons, their respective affiliates, agents, licensors, associates or representatives.  All decisions regarding eligibility to enter this Contest and the Entry Forms will be determined by UAlberta its sole discretion.  This Contest is void where prohibited by law.  

  3. NUMBER, APPROXIMATE VALUE OF PRIZE AND CHANCES OF WINNING: There are thirty (30) prizes available to be won in this Contest (the “Prizes”).  The Prizes are described in paragraph 9 below.  The chances of winning one of the Prizes will depend on the number of Eligible Entrants received in accordance with these Official Rules during the Entry Period as defined herein.

  4. CONTEST SCHEDULE: This Contest commences on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. (Edmonton Time) and closes on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Edmonton Time) (the “Entry Period”). Entry Forms must be received before the contest closing time, which is Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Edmonton Time) (the “Contest Closing Time”) to be eligible to win a Prize.

  5. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to enter this Contest. To enter, the following rules apply:

    1. Once participants have registered for the Skills Testing via the Intersectional Inquiries Registration Form, the participants will be eligible to complete the Skills Testing via the Intersectional Inquiries Contest Form (the “Entry Form”), which tests their familiarity and knowledge of the field of intersectional studies. The Eligible Entrants who complete the Skills Testing will then be entered into the Contest.  Each Eligible Entrant may only enter the Contest once.

      Once submitted, all Entry Forms become the property of UAlberta and will not be returned. All Entry Forms will be reviewed, and any Entry Forms which are deemed to be late, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive, plagiarized, subject to copyright or other intellectual property considerations, do not meet the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPP”) or privacy considerations, as set out in paragraph 19 herein, and otherwise, or which are deemed to not enhance the reputation of UAlberta, will be disqualified.  The determination of whether an Entry Form is illegible, incomplete, offensive, late, or deemed not to enhance the reputation of UAlberta will be in the sole discretion of IGO. 

  6. PRIZE CONTEST DETAILS: The first thirty (30) participants who correctly answer all of the questions in the Skills Testing will be announced as Selected Entrants on Friday, September 24, 2021.  The Eligible Entrants who’s Entry Forms are announced and who have complied with these Official Rules, including without limitation the provisions of paragraph 8, will be declared the Winners (“Selected Entrants”).  If necessary, should a Prize be unclaimed, or should a Winner be unwilling, unable or ineligible to win a Prize as set out in these Official Rules, that Prize(s) will be forfeited and UAlberta shall have the right, but not the obligation, to draw, as replacements only, additional prize winner(s).  All participants (including without limitation Eligible Entrants and Winners) must comply with these Official Rules.  The determination of the Winners by UAlberta is final and binding.  No communication with Eligible Entrants will be entered into except with the Winners, which will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules.  All matters related to the Contest and the verification of the eligibility of the Eligible Entrants and Winner will be conducted by UAlberta, or by persons designated by UAlberta in its sole and absolute discretion.  All decisions made by UAlberta in this regard are final and binding and cannot be challenged.

  7. NOTIFICATION: IGO will notify the Selected Entrants on Friday, September 24, 2021 via email using the email address provided on the Entry Form. All names of Selected Entrants will also be posted in a news item on the IGO website on Friday, September 24, 2021. The Selected Entrants will then be required to contact IGO. If a Selected Entrant does not respond to IGO’s notification by Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Edmonton Time), the Selected Entrant is automatically disqualified and a new Selected Entrant may be selected.

  8. DECLARATION OF WINNER: The Selected Entrants will be chosen based on the first thirty (30) participants who correctly answer all of the questions in the Skills Testing. The Selected Entrants will be notified as provided for in paragraph 7 above. The Selected Entrants will not be declared Winners in accordance with these Official Rules unless and until:

    1. The IGO has determined that the winners are Eligible Entrants pursuant to these Official Rules; and
    2. The Eligible Entrant executes any further release or documentation, if required by UAlberta as provided for in these Official Rules.

    Once these requirements have taken place, the Eligible Entrants will be declared the winners (the “Winners”).  

  9. PRIZE: There will be thirty (30) Prizes available to be won. The Prizes are as follows:

    1. 1st Prize is a gift card to Eighth Generation, in the amount of $100.00 (USD), which will be awarded to the first person to submit their Entry Form with all correct answers;
    2. 2nd Prize is a gift card to Eighth Generation, in the amount of $75.00 (USD), which will be awarded to the second person to submit their Entry Form with all correct answers;
    3. 3rd Prize is a gift card to Eighth Generation, in the amount of $50.00 (USD), which will be awarded to the third person to submit their Entry Form with all correct answers; and
    4. The remaining twenty-seven (27) Prizes will each be a gift card to Eighth Generation, each in the amount of $25.00 (USD), which will be awarded to the next twenty-seven (27) people to submit their Entry Forms with all correct answers.

    The Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except at UAlberta’s sole discretion.  UAlberta reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equivalent monetary value if UAlberta is unable to award the Prizes as described. UAlberta will not be responsible, however, if a factor beyond the UAlberta’s reasonable control prevents the Prizes from being fulfilled.  In any such event, the Winner will not be provided with a substitute prize or cash equivalent.  The Prizes will only be granted to the verified Winner.  The Prizes will be mailed to the Winners at the address provided on the Entry Form.

  10. CONTEST MODIFICATION OR CANCELLATION: UAlberta reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to delay, or terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify, suspend, amend or extend the Contest in any way, in its sole discretion including without limitation if UAlberta determines that the Contest is not practicable or is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions (including without limitation, computer viruses, glitches or printing or production errors) have destroyed or severely undermined the proper conduct, integrity, and/or feasibility of the Contest. In the event IGO is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic or health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labour dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war or any federal, provincial or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, the order of any court or jurisdiction, or by any other cause not reasonably within UAlberta’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, UAlberta shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Contest.

  11. PARTICIPATION: Participation in this Contest constitutes an agreement by each participant to comply with these Official Rules.

  12. DISQUALIFICATION: It is each participant’s responsibility to ensure that s/he has complied in full with all of the conditions and requirements contained in these Official Rules. If any Eligible Entrant or Entry Form is found to be ineligible, or if an Eligible Entrant has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the Prize for any reason prior to award, such Eligible Entrant or Entry Form will be disqualified and, in UAlberta’s sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.  UAlberta reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

  13. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: By entering the Contest, each participant: (a) releases and agrees to hold UAlberta and its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, bodily injury and property damage, or any other damage or loss, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in this Contest, any Contest related activity, or from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, or participation in any Prize related activity; and (b) agrees to fully indemnify UAlberta and its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims on the part of any third party or parties related in any way and for any reason to the Contest or the Prize including, without limitation, death, and personal or property damage or injury.

  14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: UAlberta assumes no responsibility or liability for incorrect, damaged, illegible, incomplete, mutilated, spoiled, destroyed, stolen, misplaced, lost, late, misdirected or incomplete Entry Forms, which may be judged void, any notifications, responses, replies, or for any computer, telephone, hardware, software or technical malfunctions that may occur. UAlberta assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entry Forms. UAlberta is not responsible for any injury or damage to participants in this Contest.

  15. PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering this Contest, each participant who submits an Entry Form, hereby agrees and grants to UAlberta, without further compensation, the unrestricted rights, but not the obligation, to use the entirety of the Entry Form, as set out herein and otherwise, and to use his/her name, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, along with his/her address (City and Province) and any statements made by or attributed to such Eligible Entrants, or other individuals associated with an Entry Form, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, without notice, review or approval, in perpetuity and throughout the universe, and for educational, advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest, and any other promotions and programs, whatsoever, without further notice or compensation and hereby releases UAlberta from any liability with respect thereto. 

  16. OFFICIAL RULES AND LAWS: These are the official rules (the “Official Rules”). This Contest is governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and federal laws of Canada applicable therein and the parties hereby attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta. In the event a court determines that this Choice of Law clause is invalid or unenforceable as against an Entry Form, such Entry Form will be void. These Official Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over UAlberta. These Official Rules, as amended from time to time, will be posted at the following link: https://www.ualberta.ca/intersections-gender/news-events/news1.html.

  17. CONSTRUCTION: Words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained in these Official Rules. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of UAlberta. Employees of UAlberta are not authorized to modify, amend or waive these Official Rules.

  18. PRIVACY: The personal information requested pursuant to these Official Rules is collected, used and disclosed under the authority of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPP”) and will be protected in accordance with Part 2 of that Act. It will be collected, used and disclosed for the purpose of administration of the Contest.   All personal information collected for the purposes of administration of the Contest will be retained for two (2) years from the closing of the Contest.  Direct any questions about this collection, use or disclosure to: Rachel Zukiwski-Pezim at intersectionsofgender@ualberta.ca.