Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Students, faculty and staff at 2019 Pride Parade, Calgary

Our Vision and Commitment

We are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus that is accessible to all and free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

The University of Calgary recognizes that diverse faculty, staff, students and alumni benefit and enrich the work, teaching, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and broader community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been, and continue to be, encountered by equity seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, visible/racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+.

We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. 

Alberta’s top employers (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Alberta’s top employers
(2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Canada's best diversity employers  (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Canada's best diversity employers 
(2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

fair trade campus

Alberta’s first Fair Trade Campus

WorldatWork Alliance for WorkLife Progress Seal of Distinction

WorldatWork Alliance for WorkLife Progress Seal of Distinction
(2015, 2016, 2017)

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CRCP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Our commitment to the principles of the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan help us strive to overcome structural, social and cultural barriers to create an empowering, inclusive, respectful and safe environment that values the diversity and dignity of every person.

EDI workshops

Education and Training

Educational workshops and presentations are offered by request to various groups on campus, including classrooms, clubs, employee groups, departments and faculties. Presentations are tailored to specific subjects or areas of concern. 

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Report an incident

If you need to discuss an issue of protected disclosure or other concern, contact the Office of Protected Disclosure Research Integrity Advisor, who is available to all members of the university community and serves as a central, confidential resource.

Featured events

Featured News

Deconstructing the EDI Acronym with Dr. Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith, Vice Provost Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Professor at the University of Calgary, invites us to think about racial diversity in leadership positions in Canadian higher education, barriers to inclusivity, and solutions to our existing racial and gender inequalities. Smith’s talk, “Diversity Gap in Canadian Higher Education,” was organized by the Canadian Sociological Association and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. 

Inclusion sign and sheets with drawn of figures of people.
Clockwise from top left: The University of Calgary's Malinda S. Smith, U of T's Wisdom Tettey, Dalhousie University's Theresa Rajack-Talley and Brock University's Gervan Fearon (photos supplied)

Canadian post-secondary institutions unite to take action on anti-Black racism, Black inclusion

A one-of-its-kind national dialogue focused on taking action to address anti-Black racism and to advance Black inclusion within Canadian post-secondary education is gathering momentum.


Pictured clockwise from top left: The University of Calgary's Malinda S. Smith, U of T's Wisdom Tettey, Dalhousie University's Theresa Rajack-Talley and Brock University's Gervan Fearon (photos supplied)

EDI News

Researcher examines intersection of race, disability and gender within social work

Grad student explores how ableism, racism and colonialism shape experiences within social work...

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Statement by Dr. Deborah White on Islamophobia

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Office of Indigenous Engagement holds online Sharing Circle June 3 at 6 p.m.

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Statement on the Former Kamloops Residential School Burial Site

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In the News

Arch Magazine:

It's important to tell stories — different kinds of stories — about Alberta, and about Calgary. Stories shape our understanding in indelible ways.

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CBC radio:

History was made in the US over the weekend. CBC checks in with a political scientist, Dr. Malinda Smith on the historic election of Kamala Harris to Vice President-elect.

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Calgary Herald:

Compelling Calgarians: Dr. Malinda Smith helping the University of Calgary take a bold step as vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion. 

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Edmonton Journal:

Political scientist Malinda Smith, now the University of Calgary’s vice-provost of equity, diversity and inclusion, says while COVID-19 has meant people need to be physically distant, it also means more people can join, participate and learn virtually. 

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University Affairs:

An article regarding racial equity leadership in COVID times written by Dr. Malinda Smith. It explores how the pandemic has highlighted the disparities and knowledge gaps in our institutions and society.

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Global News:

Faizan Ahmed, from the Muslim Students' Association at the University of Calgary joins Global's Bindu Suri to talk about the local impact of the deadly attack on an Ontario family and how people affected can reach out for support.

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