Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in KNES

Join the UCalgary community to celebrate our shared commitment to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Faculty of Kinesiology

The University of Calgary is committed to providing a campus that respects and promotes human rights, personal dignity, civility, and the health and safety of all members of our campus community.

Similarly, in our faculty, we want all our staff and students to feel they are an integral part of the Kinesiology community. We want to achieve this by acknowledging and understanding differences in experiences, whether through race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, gender identity and expression, sexuality, ability, social class, size, and intersections. Our mission is to work together to foster an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute to university life, knowledge, and growth. 

Our Vision & Commitment

The Faculty of Kinesiology 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. Therefore, we are committed to removing constructed barriers that continue to negatively impact equity-deserving groups, including women, Indigenous and racialized people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI2S+ individuals, people of different sizes, individuals from across social classes, and all their intersections.

Informed by campus-wide strategies and policies such as ii'taa'poh'to'p (Indigenous strategy), anti-racism initiatives, the campus mental health strategy, and safe, barrier-free workplace policies, we are committed to the creation and maintenance of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive faculty that is accessible to all and free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. We follow the words of educator and advocate Dr. George Dei, who wrote: "Inclusion is not about bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone."

What's Happening in January?

Find out what's happening during January. From workshops to seminars, training and exercises. Join the Faculty of Kinesiology and work together to share our commitment in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus.

Feature Workshops for February

Not just allyship, but ACTION

Insights on how to implement the changes needed to address EDI
Date: Feb 6, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Admission: Free 


EDIA 101: Bathroom Panic!

Date: Feb. 6, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Admission: Free 


Solidarity through an Intersectional Lens: Equity in Action

Date: Feb. 7, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Admission: Free 


When assessment practices create inequities

Biases embedded in exam and test designs
Date: Feb. 7, 2023
Location: Online
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
Admission: Free

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Feature Content for February

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders Share Predictions On What Lies Ahead for DEI, And What Companies Must Do To Get It Right

In May 2020, a nation frustrated by months of lockdowns watched a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. A recording of the brutal incident, caught by a bystander, streamed on social media timelines and news broadcasts worldwide. The gravity of the incident, combined with a bleak, pandemic-induced social mood, grasped the country by the scruff of the neck and shook it into racial consciousness.

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Resolution for 2023: Embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in Canadian business


Before becoming an entrepreneur, I placed my professional hopes in corporate Canada. I was led to believe each corporation was a meritocratic ecosystem in which the ones who worked the hardest — and waited most patiently — were rewarded with larger salaries and bigger titles.

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Presidential Task Force on EDIA (PTF-EDIA)

The University of Calgary recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining a welcoming, equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible working, research, teaching, learning and living environment that enables every member of our campus community to thrive.

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Information, resources and tools for equity, diversity & inclusion.

Anti-Black Racism Toolkit

Universities have a major role to play in responding to anti-Black racism, systemic racism, and racial violence.

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Indigenous Relations Toolkit

Understand the issues facing UCalgary and Canada's Indigenous population.

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Transgender Toolkit

The Canadian AIDS Society and the Trans* Community Advisory Committee are happy to provide a copy of The Trans* Toolkit: Practical Resources for Community-Based Organizations. This toolkit will prove useful to organizations striving to become more inclusive of their trans* clients, staff and volunteers.

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LGBTQ2S+ Toolkit

This guide was developed by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with LGBTQ2S+ students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and allies in mind. At the University of Calgary, we strive to build an equitable, diverse, inclusive, safe, and educational space for all. 

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

A wonderfully animated video about equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What's is EDI All About?

Find out what being a part of equity, diversity, and inclusion is all about.

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

The first step to making the workplace Bias-free is to create self-awareness.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are committed to valuing and celebrating diversity, and to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all our activities.

Dr. William Bridel

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology