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 the month of May. Join the Faculty of Kinesiology and work together to share our commitment in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus.

Feature Stories for May

NCTR awards $49,000 in grants to advance reconciliation research

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) has granted research funds as part of its Small Research Grants Fund. Recipients will receive up to $7,000 each for their research, and represent seven institutions including University College of the North, Vancouver Island University, Queen’s University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, and Carleton University.

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Lia Thomas' NCAA championship performance gives women sports a crucial opportunity

Anyone who cares about the advancement of sports, and women's sports in particular, should celebrate her win.

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How to talk (and listen) to transgender people

Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few misconceptions about pronouns, transitioning, bathrooms and more.

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

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

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

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Watch a performance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Fairness Works

What's is EDI All About?

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

Running for Indigenous Women

Running for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women | Rosalie Fish | TEDxYouth@Seattle

TedX Talks

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

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

Trans 101 - The Basics of Gender Diversity

Welcome to Trans 101, our brand new series on Gender Diversity.


Featured events

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, Staff, & Faculty Toolkits

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

Tools and resources for fighting racism.

Understand the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population.

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.

Learn about Anti-Racism Resources and Black-Focused Groups to Support in Calgary.

Learn how to build flourishing partnerships that connect 2SLGBTQ+ folx to businesses and the community.

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.

CAGS Workshop Series for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)

Event Date
Wednesday 30 March 2022

Event Time
12:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)


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