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."
See Different: A program to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to young audiences
In today’s world, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are more important than ever before. DEI is about recognizing and valuing differences, promoting fairness, and creating inclusive environments where everyone feels respected and valued, and educating and informing young people on the relevance of DEI is crucial for a better future.
Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham
Diversity and inclusion - a hot topic in the world right now. But knowing how and where to begin to make a tangible difference can be tricky... That's why we created this podcast! By drawing on the experience of thought leaders across Canada, we hope to create awareness, showcase a variety of perspectives, and inspire courage for all of us to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and communities for all. Hosted by Anne-Marie Pham, CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.
Information, resources and tools for equity, diversity & 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.