Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Research

Dimensions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada National Pilot Project

Dimensions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada National Pilot Project

UCalgary is one of 17 post-secondary institutions selected for this federal pilot program to enhance research excellence through increased equity, diversity and inclusion. The project will identify and eliminate obstacles and inequities in access, admissions, recruitment, career development and security, pay, working and learning conditions, resources, retention and progression. Learn more.

Refugee Health YYC

Refugee Health YYC

Refugee Health YYC is a clinician-led research, innovation and education platform at the O'Brien Institute for Public Health that evaluates, designs and refines innovative refugee care programs and models to improve refugee care and health in Calgary and Canada. The group studies the health issues, needs and models of care provided to new refugees and claimants, and provides education and clinical support to Calgary's medical community. They are closely partnered with the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic in Calgary where clinicians provide care for newly arrived refugees and asylum claimants for up to two years. Learn more.


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Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

Indigenous Student Access Program

Indigenous Student Access Program

The Indigenous Student Access Program (ISAP) is a one-year program that provides an alternate access route for Indigenous students applying from high school or adult learners looking to complete a post-secondary degree. This admission pathway is available to Indigenous students who may not meet the admission requirements of their desired faculty program or are seeking additional support during a transition year. This program offers first-year university classes coupled with enhanced academic and cultural supports. Learn more.

Black Applicant Admissions Process

Black Applicant Admissions Process

The Cumming School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Calgary Black Medical Students’ Association, has established a Black Applicant Admissions Process. Historically, there has been an under-representation of Black medical students in Canada, and research suggests that a lack of Black physicians has resulted in Black patients suffering from a lower quality of care and poorer health outcomes. As a medical school, The Cumming School of Medicine’s primary obligation is to meet the needs of the populations they serve. This can only be achieved if their student body reflects the diversity of those populations and students are trained to meet their specific healthcare needs. Learn more.

 


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Campus and Community Impact

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Campus

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion located on Main Campus, is 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+. They strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and support their professional success while they are at UCalgary. Recently, UCalgary appointed a new Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Law Student Volunteers Support Clients in Affirming their Gender Identities

Local

UCalgary Law students volunteering with the Trans ID Clinic project with Pro Bono Students Canada, and in collaboration with the Skipping Stone Foundation, are empowering and supporting transgender families by helping them access gender affirming government identification. This project provides clients with free legal information and assistance with name change and gender marker change applications in a space that strives to be trans-positive, non-judgmental, anti-oppressive and inclusive.

Diversity Days

National

For the fourth year in a row, UCalgary was named on of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Along with 100 other employers, this list showcases organizations who have “exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.” The Indigenous Strategic Plan, the Mental Health Strategy, Women’s Advancement Office in the Schulich School of Engineering, and Diversity Days are just a few of the many reasons the university has made the select list.