The University of Alberta has developed a strategy for raising awareness within the institution regarding its commitment to and the benefits of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the CRCP and the broader research enterprise. The university's commitment is established in the Institutional Strategic Plan entitled, “For the Public Good,” which commits the university to “Build a diverse, inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty, and staff from Alberta, Canada, and the world.”
With respect to specific commitments related to CRC recruitment, the university works with faculties to develop faculty-level equity plans to support the achievement of institutional CRC program targets. The University of Alberta also promotes awareness more generally through the work of the EDI Scoping Group, a broad consultative group whose mandate includes identifying and raising EDI-related issues and acting as ambassadors for university EDI priorities and initiatives across the university. Supported by the Scoping Group, the university is currently socializing its new institutional EDI Strategic Plan, which will be launched formally in 2019. The EDI Strategic Plan details specific commitments related to data collection, policies and practices, resources and programming, and institutional target setting. In addition, the university is developing a new EDI portal on its website to act as a gateway for EDI-related resources, including resources related to the CRC EDI Action Plan.