Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

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.

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.

Membership

Standing Committee Members

Additional Members (typically a two-year term for faculty and staff, and a on-year term for students)

Student Members

  • Undergraduate Students (PharmD): Cassidy Philips (first year), Kevin Lin (second year), Savanpreet Pandher (third year), Garrick Chan (fourth year)
  • Graduate Student: Christina Saed
  • PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists Students: Alyssa Aco and Betty Dube
  • APSA President: Anthony Kapelke
  • BPSA Representative: Tobi Obatusin

Anti-Racism Resources

This list is designed to be non-exhaustive and is intended to help students, faculty, and staff in developing a deeper understanding of racism, as well as provide tools for campus community members to engage in anti-racism work.

University-wide EDI Initiatives

Alberta Organizations doing Anti-Racism Work:

Edmonton

Readings Lists

Films/Shows Lists

Black-owned Businesses to Support