Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

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All voices are needed when we pursue the diverse ideas, knowledges, and perspectives that allow us to serve the public good.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity at the Faculty

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity and is reviewing all faculty procedures, curriculum, admissions, teaching practices, and hiring, as well as consulting with students, staff, alumni, and greater university counterparts to facilitate plans of action to ensure the Faculty is actively anti-racist, equal, diverse, and inclusive.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ravina Sanghera-Grewal, Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Services or Dr. Ken Cor, Assistant Dean of Assessment at: ravina@ualberta.ca and m.ken.cor@ualberta.ca.

EDI at the University of Alberta

At the University of Alberta we are dedicated to achieving a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive environment for all who work, learn, and live within our community - an environment characterized by a fundamental shared commitment to respectful engagement and human dignity. We value academic freedom, and welcome and support a diversity of perspectives. Learn more about EDI at the University of Alberta.

EDI Resources

Teaching Resources
Research Resources
Reading List

Black Lives Matter YEG Book List

Anti-Racist Reading List from King County Library

Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi from Chicago Public Library

Anti-Racist Education from the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation

26 Children's Books to Support Conversation on Race

Because Black Lives Matter, a Collection of Anti-Racist Reading Lists

Posts from the Read It Real Good blog that include diverse children's books

Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness

27 books to help you talk to your kids about racism.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race.

A list of Podcast Suggestions

100 best Black films of the 21st century

Best Black movies of the last 30 years

Local Black-Owned Businesses

A Different Booklist: A Canadian multicultural bookstore specializing in literature from the African and Caribbean diaspora and the global south.

The Green House is an eatery on U of A campus at 8623 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1K8.

Black-Owned Restaurants in Edmonton: A Twitter thread

100+ Black-owned etsy shops

Safety at Protests

If you choose to attend a protest, please listen to and respect the organizers' guidelines; they are the experts. Wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer, wear gloves, bring signs with no sticks. Practice social distancing as much as possible once you are there (and use that hand sanitizer!) Also recommended: bring water, snacks, earplugs, washcloths, bandages, & potentially eye wash formula (like water or saline).

Please also do not take or post photos or videos of protesters' faces or other identifying traits, especially Black protesters; these could be used to negatively identify protesters in the future. If you do want to take photos, use boxes to remove identifying features and then take a screenshot of the photo. This screenshot will remove any metadata from the original photo.

Indigenous Resources + Support

Indian Residential School Survivors 24 hr Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419 if you require further emotional support or assistance.

Additional Health Support Information 

Emotional, cultural and professional support services are also available to Survivors and their families through the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program. Services can be accessed on an individual, family or group basis.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador: 1-866-414-8111

Quebec: 1-877-583-2965

Ontario: 1-888-301-6426

Manitoba: 1-866-818-3505

Saskatchewan: 1-866-250-1529

Alberta: 1-888-495-6588

British Columbia: 1-877-477-0775

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: 1-800-464-8106

The Unforgotten: Indigenous Film

LGBTQ2S+ Resources