A commitment to action against racism at the University of Alberta

A Commitment to Action Against Racism at the University of Alberta

In the summer of 2020, with the awakening of global societal awareness of racism, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) took several steps to address racism in our academic environment. This included the development of a zero-tolerance policy for racism, as well as a task force to develop a substantive, action-oriented strategy focusing on racism led by the Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The Anti-Racism Commitment to Change (ARCTC) task force, which includes faculty, staff, clinical academic colleagues, trainees and researchers, developed a strategic framework around the three pillars—education, research and service—aligning with the mandate of academic medicine.

The ARCTC’s recommendations and plans are grouped under four areas of focus. Learn more about our commitments to counter racism in our faculty and our institution.


Read the ARCTC Task Force Strategic Initiatives report

Take the Anti-Racism Tools and Thoughts eClass Course

Racism exists everywhere and is pervasive. This course, developed by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry for all learners, staff and faculty, aims to create awareness and understanding of racism, and provides tools to prevent and address it in our work and study environments.

How to register

  1. Register in eClass External using your CCID
  2. Enroll in the Anti-Racism Tools and Thoughts course
Please contact fomdfdev@ualberta.ca if you have questions or need assistance.