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 May?

Find out what's happening during May. 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 May

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI) delivers workshops on various diversity and inclusion topics to students, faculty and staff. Literacy and education are crucial mechanisms used to ignite change and foster inclusion. The impact of training and education depends on community members' understanding and committing to life-long learning, practicing mindfulness and taking responsibility for building an inclusive university.

Toward Making Caste-Based Discrimination a Protected Ground: A Virtual Panel Series

May thru September Workshops

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, OEDI, is launching a series of EDI workshops available for faculty, students and staff as part of our education, training and literacy role.


Equitable and Inclusive Hiring

May 17, 2023

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Human Resources are partnering to deliver a workshop on Equitable and Inclusive Hiring. This workshop is an opportunity for hiring managers for non-academic staff specifically and anyone interested in learning more about equitable and inclusive hiring practices. 


Anti-Islamophobia 101 Virtual Workshop

May 1, 2023

The Anti-Islamophobia 1O1 virtual workshop addresses the realities of Islamophobia and how it operates within Canadian society. The workshop will help participants critically examine the impacts of Islamophobia on the lives of Muslims living in Canada and how it further marginalizes Black and Indigenous Muslims, queer Muslims, and Muslims with disabilities. Participants will learn how to be active allies to counter Islamophobia.


Feature Content

How you can support students observing Ramadan

We have almost reached the time of year which Muslims cherish the most; where they put up porch lights, decorate their houses, stock up their pantries, and mark their calendars all for the sake of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

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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