Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research and innovation. By incorporating EDI principles, we harness a broader range of ideas, expertise, and perspectives, resulting in stronger outcomes that better reflect our diverse world. EDI considerations also help researchers create projects that have a positive impact on society as a whole. We take pride in being among the first signatories of the Government of Canada's Dimensions Canada charter, which aims to increase EDI within post-secondary institutions and the research ecosystem.

EDI in Research

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Research: An Action Plan is a guide to integrate EDI into research programs at the University of Alberta. It promotes transformative research by providing actionable steps, questions, and tools beyond Tri-Council requirements. Embracing diversity, the plan fosters inclusive research environments and impactful outcomes.

EDI resource (PDF)


EDI research-specific questions:

Dr. Hector Rendon

Research Program Officer (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
2-51 South Academic Building (SAB)
Office of the VP (Research and Innovation)

General EDI questions/resources:

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
2-40 South Academic Building (SAB)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Video Series "EDI in Research"

What Is Equity in Research?

How to Create an Inclusive Research Environment

Racialization in Research

Ableism in Research

EDI Training for Research

Indigenous Initiatives in Research

Indigenous Programming + Research

The Office of the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research) fosters collaboration and communication for Indigenous engagement at the University of Alberta. Through programs, services, and initiatives, the office promotes transformative practices that respect and honor Indigenous knowledges.

Indigenous Initiatives in Research

Braiding Past, Present and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan

The Indigenous Strategic Plan demonstrates the U of A's commitment to reconciliation, addressing the legacy of residential schools and Canada's colonial history in post-secondary education and research

Read the Indigenous Strategic Plan

U of A Resources

External / Funder Resources

EDI for Grant Development

For more resources, review the EDI in Research: An Action Plan resource.

Other EDI Resources