Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

Thursday, November 28, 2019

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

4-10 Lounge Education North

Education Centre North U of A

You are invited to attend our morning session with two compact addresses followed by an interactive workshop on Equity Diversity and Inclusion and how it affects our work and learning environments. Then there will be “moving forward” session after lunch. We hope you will join us.

This free event will bring together faculty, staff and learners from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the wider U of A community.

The FoMD Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion honours and recognizes diversity as a strength and an opportunity for growth. We believe that a part of our well-being is celebrating who we are, recognizing gaps and celebrating success. This event aims to shed light on different aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in our work and learning environments.

Please register in advance for this event using your U of A email address. Register Here

American Sign Language will be provided. 

Accessibility: If you require accommodation(s) to participate in this event, please email the EDI unit in Human Resource Services at
hrequity@ualberta.ca  who will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.


David Diamond was a founding member and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre) from 1981 until 2018.Since then he has been working independently, offering training in Theatre for Living techniques and providing workshop processes for communities in need of solutions to challenging situations.

David has worked around the globe presenting on numerous issue-oriented themes such as racism, violence, addiction, mental health, the legacy of Residential Schools and reconciliation. Working with diverse groups such as street youth, refugees, health practitioners, women’s groups and more.

Since 2015, he has been a visiting Theatre Director at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta and visiting Faculty for the UNESCO Peace Studies program in Austria. He has many theatre and human rights awards, including an Honorary Doctorate, University of the Fraser Valley.



EDI Symposium Schedule - November 28, 2019

8:00-8:30 a.m. - Registration and coffee - All

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Opening remarks from Assistant Dean, EDI - Dr. Helly Goez

8:45-9:00 a.m. - An EDI Perspective - Ms. Catherine Anley

9:00-12:00 p.m - Interactive Workshop - Mr. David Diamond/All

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch - All

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Moving forward discussion - All/Those interested