Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Building an Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive University: A Vision for the University of Alberta

Launch of the University of Alberta Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Strategic Plan

Date & Time

February 13, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), 1-430
University of Alberta, North Campus


Free Event. Please register to reserve your seat

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Please join David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Steven Dew, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), for the launch of the University of Alberta’s EDI Strategic Plan. The evening will feature a panel discussion on EDI-our vision, what it is so critical, and how to overcome our biggest challenges.

We will also hear remarks from Douglas Stollery, Chancellor; Michael Phair, Chair, U of A Board of Governors; and Akanksha Bhatnagar, VP - Academic, Students' Union.


  • Ceremonial opening and welcome
  • Introductions
  • Moderated panel
  • Thanks and closing remarks
  • Reception, (cash bar)

Panel Moderator

Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Professor of Political Science; Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Citizenship and Human Rights

Panel Members

Malinda S. Smith, Professor of Political Science; Provost's Fellow in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy

Nancy Spencer Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Shana Dion, Assistant Dean, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students

Wade King, Director, Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights

Tibetha Kemble, Director, Indigenous Health Initiatives Program (IHIP), Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry