Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In the Faculty of Kinesiology

Get to Know Us!

Get to know the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

Faculty of Kinesiology

Pride Week

Watch our LGBTQI2S+ Inclusion in Sport and Physical Activity webinar.

Faculty of Kinesiology

Orange Shirt Day

What does Orange Shirt mean? CBC explains the significance of Orange.


Critical Disability Studies Speaker Series

The Critical Disability Studies Speaker Series provides the campus community with an engaging opportunity to listen and discuss recent research from scholars in the field. Click on the above image to learn more.

Women's History Month

Find out more about Women's History month - click on the image above to learn more.

Symposium on Autism

Symposium on innovative solutions for improving quality of life for individuals with Autism — November 9-10, 2021. Click on the image to 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.

Click here

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

On Sept. 30, 2021, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness about the residential school system in Canada, bringing people together in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the experiences of Indigenous peoples.

Understand the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

Taking Action Against Anti-Black Racism.

Staff Resources

On Sept. 30, 2021, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness about the residential school system in Canada, bringing people together in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the experiences of Indigenous peoples.

Understand the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

Community Resources

September 30, 2021 is Orange Shirt Day in the City of Calgary, and the Indigenous Relations Office is marking the day by holding a moment of silence on the steps on the Municipal Building. The Office is also releasing a video to mark the day at 1 p.m. on The City’s YouTube channel.

Featured events

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


Let's Get Serious about Diversity.

TED Talks

Black Girls Run

"Black Girls Run" fight against obesity.


The Difference

Differences; equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Ritu Bhasin

Feature Articles

Filmmaker Tracey Deer confronts the Oka Crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl in Beans

When she was just 12 years old, filmmaker Tracey Deer decided she would make a film about the Oka Crisis — one that told the story from the perspective of an Indigenous child. The armed standoff, which began 30 years ago this July, was between Mohawk protesters and police in Quebec and went on for 78 days.

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Indigenous athletes contend with numerous barriers en route to Olympic qualification

Rilee ManyBears chuckles when he hears people say athletes training to reach the Olympics must work twice as hard as their competitors.

"In First Nations life, you've got to work three times as hard," said ManyBears, a distance runner from the Siksika Nation, a Blackfoot settlement near Calgary, who had hoped to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic. "You're going to deal with many barriers, you're going to deal with racism.

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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