Equity, Diversity + Inclusion

The MD Program, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and the entire University of Alberta Community value and uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The MD Program is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. More information, including resources for students can be found through the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

We define equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as the following:


Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed at educational and employment endeavours within the academy.


Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human and institutional differences and recognizing diverse talents to advance institutional excellence.


Inclusion is the active engagement of diversity and equity. Access goes beyond physical accessibility to include principles of universal design in all aspects of the University's operations.