Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In the Faculty of Kinesiology

The Indigenous Trail Run Series is an opportunity to enjoy a 15 km trail run through the beautiful scenery of traditional BLACKFOOT territory, where Treaty Seven was signed on Sep 22, 1877 — Learn More

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

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 and 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 barriers that have been and continue to be, encountered by equity-seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2S+ individuals, persons of different sizes, and individuals from across the social classes.

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."

A few videos about equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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.

EDI Support, Training and Help

UCalgary EDI

The University of Calgary Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Education and Training

Workshops and other educational resources for staff, faculty, and students.

More information

Let's Talk About Racism

A letter from President McCauley on anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and other forms of racism.

A message to the community

Report an Incident

You can report a concern in a number of different ways. 

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Student Resources

Register now for Black History Month events at UCalgary.

Understand the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

Taking Action Against Anti-Black Racism.

Staff Resources

Register now for Black History Month events at UCalgary.

Understand the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

Featured events


Learn more about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with some great video content below.

Diversity

Let's Get Serious about Diversity.

TED Talks

Black Girls Run

"Black Girls Run" fight against obesity.

CNN

The Difference

Differences; equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Ritu Bhasin

Feature Articles


Eight Ways to Make Skating More Inclusive to the LGBTQI2S+ Community

June is Pride Month and an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the LGBTQI2S+ community. Skate Canada has done and is continuing to do substantive work in relation to LGBTQI2S+ inclusion but we know there remains critical inclusion work to be done moving forward in relation to race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, religion, class, size, and ability, and their intersections.

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Class of 2019: Kinesiology grad wants to make sport an inclusive arena

When Eva Bosnjak moved from Ontario to Alberta to study kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2014, they “didn’t know a soul.” But they got to campus and got involved. Bosnjak joined the Kinesiology Students’ Society Executive in first year and served as president the following two years, working tirelessly to make the Faculty of Kinesiology a more inclusive and accepting space.

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UCalgary statement on discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried outside Kamloops residential school

Last week it was confirmed that 215 Indigenous children were buried outside of a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. My heart goes out to anybody suffering with this news, the fresh wounds it creates and the old wounds it reopens.

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Hardaryan Singh is the Mosaic Institute's 2021 “Peace Patron”

Harnarayan Singh rose through the ranks from small town Alberta to his current role as the host of Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi broadcast, as well as on Sportsnet, where he provides the English broadcast. As a journalist, broadcaster, and author, he has dedicated his life to dismantling racial prejudice in sport.    

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Meet some of our EDI Faculty of Kinesiology committee members working together to create an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our team is chaired by Dr. William Bridel, Associate Professor and Gagan Minhas, Undergraduate Student — Join us!

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