Pride Week

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Pride Week is a collective celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities at the University of Alberta. The planning and implementation of Pride Week is a collaborative effort by students, staff, faculty members, groups, units, organizations, and individuals across U of A campuses. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate - come and participate in this year's event and celebrate being 2SLGBTQ+ and support your colleagues and friends! 

Our Pride Week community recognizes and embraces the origins of Pride as a political struggle for the rights, safety, and acceptance of 2SLGBTQ+ people, many of whom live at the intersections of multiple forms of marginalization by not only gender and sexuality, but also race, class, disability, neurological experiences, citizenship, age, religion, place of origin, and more. University of Alberta Pride Week is an opportunity to reflect on our campus and ourselves.


Pride Week takes place on campus mid-March of every year. Call outs for Pride Committee members happen mid October. If you would like to keep updated on Pride Week activities, follow University Pride Week as well as iSMSS social media platforms. 


Pride Week Artist Mosaic & Collection

As part of Virtual Pride Week 2021, we gathered works from a variety of 2SLGBTQ+ artists to create a mosaic and interactive site. 

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UAlberta Pride Week relies on the partnership of community partners to help us continue to host Pride Week each year. We are grateful for the donations and sponsorship from our partners as well as individuals who through there contribution ensure that Pride Week continues to be present on campus.

Fruit Loop Society dedicates itself to supporting and promoting non-profit groups within the LGBTQ2+ community by providing well-respected and popular public events, showcasing local talent and culture. Fruit Loop also aims to educate the general public on current provincial, national, and international LGBTQ2+ issues through its social media channels. 

The Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) is the legally recognized bargaining agent for the non-academic staff working on the University of Alberta campus. It negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for over 6,000 non-academic employees - operating, trust, casuals and ESL instructors. NASA has heavily been involved in planning the Pride Parade, providing volunteers, and in-kind contributions over the years for Pride Week. 

The primary goal of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) is to help LGBTQ2S+ youth grow into healthy, happy, and resilient adults. By bringing together research, teaching, service, and community outreach, they offer programs and services to the community, including: