Network

EDI Committees and Networks


Dr. Malinda Smith

Chair

Dr. Malinda Smith
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
 

Dr. Getachew Assefa

Dr. Getachew Assefa

School of Architecture Planning and Landscape

Dr. Aylin Atilla

Dr. Aylin Atilla

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kristin Baetz, Dean of Science

Dr. Kristin Baetz

Faculty of Science

Dr. Heather Bensler

Dr. Heather Bensler

Faculty of Nursing

Dr. William Bridel

Dr. William Bridel

Faculty of Kinesiology

Dr. Pamela Chu

Dr. Pamela Chu 

Cumming School of Medicine

Dr. Donna-Marie McCafferty

Dr. Donna-Marie McCafferty

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dr. Hieu Ngo

Dr. Hieu Ngo

Faculty of Social Work

Soroush Sabbaghan

Dr. Soroush Sabbaghan

Werklund School of Education

Dr. Michelle Scott

Dr. Michelle Scott

Faculty of Nursing

Aruna Srivastava

Dr. Aruna Srivastava

Faculty of Arts

Dr. Fouzia Usman

Dr. Fouzia Usman

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Sherry Weaver

Sherry Weaver

Haskayne School of Business

Kellinde Wrightson

Dr. Kellinde Wrightson

Faculty of Law

Dr. Svetlana Yanushkevich

Dr. Svetlana Yanushkevich

Schulich School of Engineering

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts’ Equity and Diversity Committee works to fulfill the Faculty’s commitment to build a genuinely diverse community in our Faculty and deliberately seek ways to increase equity and diversity in all of its facets. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and backgrounds.

The committee engages in activities that:

  • Promote an inclusive institutional climate that reflects, respects and celebrates diversity.
  • Raise awareness of discrimination and unconscious bias among Faculty, students and staff.
  • Support members of the Faculty of Arts who experience discrimination at the University.
  • Ensure training opportunities for mentoring faculty toward tenure and promotion throughout their careers.
  • Provide resources for effective inclusive pedagogies that support the learning of all students.
  • Create awareness and a shared sense of responsibility among Faculty, staff and students to promote a learning and working culture that values equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Arts

Virginia Tumasz, Chair - Vice Dean
Pallavi Banerjee, Vice-chair

Five Committee Members elected by Faculty Council (2-year term):

  • Pallavi Banerjee (to 2022-06-30), Sociology
  • Tinu Ruparell (to 2023-06-30), Classics and Religion
  • Faye Halpern (to 2022-06-30), English
  • Mél Hogan (to 2023-06-30), Communication, Media and Film
  • Saulesh Yessenova (to 2023-06-30), Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Members Appointed by the Chair (2-year term):
  • Joe Kadi (to 2022-06-30), Women's Studies Program, Philosophy
  • Ozouf Senamin Amedegnato (to 2022-06-30), SLLLC

Two Staff Members (one from AUPE and one from MaPS; 2-year term):

  • Shelley Wind, MaPS (F2021) Constantina Caldis Roberts, AUPE (to 2022-06-30)
  • Kate Innanen, MaPS (W2022)

One Graduate Student chosen by the Graduate Students’ Association (1-year term):

  • Jessica Ruffolo, SLLLC (to 2022-06-30)
  • One Undergraduate Student chosen by the Students’ Union (1-year term): Sofía Huarte Aguilar, SCPA (to 2022-04-30)

The events of 25 May 2020 catalyzed an unprecedented international mobilization focused on urgent issues of racism and discrimination. While the death of George Floyd galvanized a global sense of outrage, it also highlighted a necessity for change that has a long, complex and deeply troubling history. To face and address these dynamics, we are currently working on a range of initiatives with the objectives of community consultation, self-education, and concrete short-, medium- and long-term action.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization | SCPA Committee

Bruce Barton, Professor and SCPA Director: Committee Co-Chair
Adam Patrick Bell – Associate Professor, Music and Committee Co-Chair

  • Rod Squance – Associate Professor and Music Division Lead
  • Joelle Welling – Senior Instructor, Music
  • Marie France Forcier, Associate Professor and Dance Division Lead
  • Michelle Moss – Associate Professor, Dance
  • Melanie Kloetzel – Professor, Dance
  • Christine Brubaker – Associate Professor and Drama Division Lead
  • Clement Martini – Professor, Drama
  • Mary Lou Mendyk – Manager, Department Operations
  • Abir Bachir – Venue Business Administrator
  • Constantina Caldis Roberts – Academic Programs Specialist: Scheduling & Community Engagement
  • Cabri Boechler - Dance Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Allison Wenniger – Drama Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Filip Vujanovic - Music Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Oshadhee Satarasingh: Graduate Student and Peer-Support Network Co-ordinator
  • Cassie Holmes – Graduate Student Representative, Drama
  • Crystal Tan – Graduate Student Representative, Music
  • Jason Young – Graduate Student Representative, Music

Cumming School of Medicine

CME Commitment to EDI

The Office of CME&PD is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in developing and delivering evidence-based educational and assessment activities. We will foster an EDI culture by recognizing and respecting all individuals' unique qualities and attributes, including learners, the scientific planning committee, faculty and staff. We will create positive and inclusive learning, working and social environments where individuals’ different perspectives are welcomed and valued. 

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The Hotchkiss Brain Institute's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee makes policy and practices recommendations to HBI leadership on producing an equitable workplace for all faculty, trainees and staff that emphasizes diversity, inclusion, and quality of life.

In addition, the Committee plans to develop an Indigenous inclusion plan that provides training opportunities, community engagement, and targeted recruitment.

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    1. Hotchkiss Brain Institute - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

      Dr. Stephanie Borgland (chair)

      School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

      The student association and leadership team of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL) condemn systemic racism, bigotry, discrimination, hate and abuse of power. To those who have been and are being harmed by these actions, we are here to listen, support and effect change.

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      1. SAPL and the Student Association

        • Chetna Sidhu, SAPLSA, President
        • Jason Johnson, SAPL, Associate Dean Architecture
        • Getachew Seffa, SAPL,  Director, EDIA
        • Jason Johnson, SAPL, Associate Dean, Architecture
        • Enrica Dall’Ara, SAPL, Associate Dean, Planning and Landscape
        • Josh Taron, SAPL, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
        • Alberto de Salvatierra, SAPL, Associate Dean Undergraduate

      Faculty of Graduate Studies

      The GSA is committed to advocating on behalf of equity-seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+. The GSA EDI committee will work to amplify the voices of oppressed groups, bring awareness to issues, and improve equity, diversity, and inclusion within the GSA itself.

      GSA Actions to Address EDI Issues

      • Learning about racism and anti-racism among the members of the GSA Board, Staff, and Senior Leadership Team
      • Bringing diverse voices to decision-making tables
      • Amplifying the voices of oppressed groups through statements, stories, and resources
      • Building EDI into the GSA strategic plan
      • Forming and building the EDI Committee

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      1. GSA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

        • Evangelina Natynczyk
        • Emily Wuerch
        • Meghdad Ghias
        • Jamie Anderson
        • Olaitan Oyekunle
        • Pia Silvia Rozario
        • Selina Robson
        • Hanieh Kiani Amiri
        • Diana Changirwa
        • Nilufer Hasanova
        • Abimbola Madonna Orukpe
        • Mojtaba Rostami
        • Anu Shah
        • Akindele Tawoju
        • Cassidy Da Silva
        • Randip Dhaliwal
        • Andrew Kemle
        • Radhika Velappan
        • Karina Silvana Hincapie Martinez
        • Sarah Hasan
        • Alex Paquette
        • Tanille Shandro
        • Danielle Abbott
        • Lina Girgis
        • Thao Nguyen
        • Shannon Jakel

      Haskayne School of Business

      In 2020 the first-ever Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the Haskayne School of Business was formed. This committee is led by Dr. Sandy Hershcovis and Dr. Sherry Weaver, tasked with creating the very first EDI strategy for the school. Comprised of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, the committee meets regularly to explore what EDI means to Haskayne and how we’ll strive toward fostering a more welcoming environment for equity-deserving individuals in our community.

      Faculty of Kinesiology

      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.

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      Meet some 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 Dean (Academic) and Khushi Arora, Undergraduate Student.

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

      Faculty of Law

      UCalgary Law's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee was formed in August 2020 to work to increase and improve equity, equality, diversity and inclusion at the law school and in the Faculty’s interactions with the legal profession.

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      1. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCalgary Law Committee

        2021-2022)

        Jennifer Koshan, Professor, Chair
        Evaristus Oshionebo, Professor, Interim Chair

        • Maureen Duffy, Associate Professor
        • Lisa Silver, Associate Professor
        • Anna-Maria Hubert, Assistant Professor
        • Catherine Valestuk, Assistant Dean, Recruiting & Admissions
        • Ali Abel, Manager, Marketing & Communications
        • Andrew Showalter, Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation
        • Candace Rissley, 3L student, Gender & Equality Law Association
        • Emma Arnold-Fyfe, 2L student, OUTLaw
        • Keshia Holloman-Dawson, 3L student, Black Law Students Association
        • Austin Nguyen, 3L student, Diversity & Law Society
        • Joelle Schock, 2L student, Indigenous Law Students Association
        • Carter Lindsay, 2L student, VP Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Society of Law Students
        • Li (Grace) Tan, graduate student representative

      Faculty of Nursing

      We have a long history of promoting social justice through our professional work. We abide by a code of ethics, upholding principles of justice, safeguarding human rights, equity, fairness and promoting the public good. It is our ethical responsibility to not discriminate based on a person's ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social status, health status or any other attribute. We also respect Indigenous Peoples' special history and interests (CNA, 2017, p. 15).

      All UCalgary Nursing students, faculty and staff must stand in solidarity to support an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. We also commit to working together to continue thriving within our strengths as a diverse community.

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      Schulich School of Engineering

      Diversity is a critical driver of innovation and leads to more robust problem‐solving and creativity in engineering design. The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to advancing diversity and supporting a positive learning experience for all, including female and Indigenous students. 

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      Faculty of Science

      1. Diversity and Equity Committee

        Department Representatives

        Our Mission is to provide a platform to promote inclusive dialogue, build community, and learn about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) tools that can be used in our daily work.

        • Casey Hubert, Biological Sciences
        • Belinda Heyne, Chemistry
        • Helen He, Computer Science
        • Jennifer Cuthbertson, Geoscience
        • Deniz Sezer, Mathematics and Statistics
        • Claudia Gomes da Rocha, Physics and Astronomy
        • Rebecca Frederick, Graduate Student 
        • Chaten Jessel, Undergraduate Student
        • Ana Carolina Lima, Post Doc
        • Jagos Radovic, AUPE Staff Member
        • Vacant, MaPS Staff Member       
      2. EDI Department Leader

        • Constance Finney, Biological Sciences
        • Belinda Heyne, Chemistry
        • Helen He, Computer Science
        • Jennifer Cuthbertson, Geoscience
        • Mark Bauer, Mathematics & Statistics
        • Jo-Anne Brown, Physics & Astronomy
      1. Science Wellness (SWELL) Committee

        Belinda Heyne (Chair), Associate Professor, Chemistry

        • Ashley Causton, Senior Instructor, Chemistry
        • Eric Donovan, Professor, Physics and Astronomy
        • Lies Thompson, Manager, Undergraduate Science Centre
        • Postdoctoral Fellow, TBC
        • Marissa Clapson, Graduate Student, Chemistry

        The goal of this committee is to foster the improvement of equity within the Department of Biological Sciences by:

        1. Providing support for individuals to report incidents of inequity to the Faculty/University.
        2. Providing education and raising awareness to the Department of Biological Sciences about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) related issues and concerns.
        3. Making suggestions to the departmental leadership about how to improve EDI practices within Biological Sciences.

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        1. Equity Committee, Department of Biological Sciences

          Constance Finney (she/her), Chair

          Staff member

          Graduate student representatives

          Undergraduate student representatives

        Faculty of Social Work

        We intend to foster an inclusive, thriving and equitable environment for our students, non-academic and academic staff, and community members. We take the stand that equity does not mean sameness in the treatment of people but rather requires measures and accommodations for diverse life experiences and circumstances to ensure that no one of a particular social group is disadvantaged, underrepresented or overlooked in all aspects of our work. 

        We intend to address systemic inequities and compounded disadvantages due to the intersectionality of social locations, particularly for those who are members of racialized communities, Indigenous peoples, Black peoples, persons with disabilities, migrant groups (including refugees and immigrants), 2SLGBTQ+ communities, linguistic minorities as well as those who have experienced socioeconomic, caregiving, religious, political, and/or cultural barriers to their education and employment. 

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        Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

        As part of UCVM’s commitment to creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and grow and to move us forward on this journey, the WIDE (Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Task Force was struck in early 2021. Co-chaired by Aylin Atilla and Saskia de Jong, the task force held a series of meetings and retreats with a working group to determine recommendations for UCVM’s Leadership Council.  

        • The Vision: to ensure a safe, effective, and inclusive working and learning environment and culture across the UCVM community.
        • Mandate: to identify the major issues of concern, investigate root causes and recommend solutions.

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        1. WIDE Task Force

          Dr. Aylin Atilla, Associate Professor, Co-chair
          Dr. Holly Sparks, student, Co-chair

          • Amy Warren
          • Anna Wenman
          • Ashley Smolley
          • Caroline Beninger
          • Catherine Wagg
          • Chantal McMillan
          • Deborah Yee
          • Doug Doyle-Baker
          • Filip Rakic
          • Holly Sparks
          • Karen Liljebjelke
          • Lizzie Tamas
          • Madeline Kapiczowski
          • Nancy Ngo
          • Olivia Hee
          • Patrick Whelan
          • Priyanka Mangat
          • Razieh Eshraghi Samani
          • Safira Teja
          • Saskia de Jong
          • Stephanie Hawes
          • Tahir Ali
          • Tuan Trang

        Werklund School of Education

        Werklund researchers are fostering more diverse learning communities through addressing challenges in and outside of schools and sharing the voices of the students, teachers, school psychologists and counselling psychologists working to eradicate conditions that have historically marginalized vulnerable populations.

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        1. Researchers in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

          • Jac J.W. Andrews
          • Tonya Callaghan
          • Patricia Danyluk
          • Jose Domene
          • Karlee Fellner
          • Dianne Gereluk
          • Shibao Guo
          • Yan Guo
          • Janet Elizabeth Groen
          • Aubrey Hanson
          • Kaela Jubas
          • Colleen Kawalilak
          • Michael Kehler
          • Gregory Lowan-Trudeau
          • Yvonne Poitras Pratt
          • David Scott
          • Erin Spring
          • Shirley Steinberg
          • Elisa Vandenborn-Lacerda
          • Kaori Wada
          • Rahat Zaidi

          Research interests

          • Anti-oppression education
          • Diversity
          • Gender studies
          • Human rights
          • Social justice and equity in education

        Dr. Malinda Smith

        Chair, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and Professor of Political Science

        Dr Shawna Cunningham

        Acting Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), Indigenous Engagement

        Dr. Amy Dambrowitz

        University Registrar, Office of the Registrar

        Mr. Bruce Evelyn

        Vice-Provost (Planning and Resource Allocation)

        Dr. Michael Hart

        Vice-Provost and AVP Research (Indigenous Engagement)
        On administrative leave until July 1, 2024

        Ms. Jacqueline Lambert

        Senior Institutional Analyst, Office of Institutional Analysis

        Ms. Jennifer Ksionzena

        Analyst, Indigenous Data & Strategic Reporting, Indigenous Engagement

        Ms. Carley L'Hirondelle

        Specialist, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources

        Dr. Tolulope (Tolu) Sajobi

        Academic Director - EDI Data Research, Analysis, and Strategy, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Ms. Jennifer Sinclair

        Coordinator, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, Legal Services

        Ms. Nicole Wheeler

        Manager, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources

        Ac.NameTitleFaculty/Department
        Dr.Malinda Smith, ChairVice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and Professor of Political ScienceOffice of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        Dr.Adam BellAdjunct Associate ProfessorFaculty of Social Work
        Dr.Adam MurryAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Psychology 
        Dr.Alexandra GiancarloAssistant ProfessorFaculty of Kinesiology
         Alison BarrettManagerSchulich School of Engineering, Community & Social Impact
         Alya JinahTransdisciplinary Scholarship Coordinator, Democracy, Justice & SustainabilityVice President Research Office
        Dr.Andrea FreemanDepartment Head and Associate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Geography
        Dr.Andrea ProtznerAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Psychology 
        Dr.Andrew SzetoDirector, Mental Health StrategyFull Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
         Angelica UyCRDS Major/HSOC minorFaculty of Medicine
        Dr.Arti ModgillAssistant Professor (Teaching)Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication, Media and Film
        Dr.Aruna SrivastavaAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of English
        Dr.Arvind MagesanProfessorFaculty of Arts , Department of Economics
         Assad Ali BikEIL Intern (Rsrch) OEDI, Grad StudentWerklund School of Education
        Dr.Brae Anne McArthurDirectorUniversity of Calgary Psychology Clinic
        Dr.Brenda McDermottSr ManagerAccessible Testing, Student Accessibility Services
        Dr.Bruce BartonProfessorSchool of Creative and Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music)
         Carley L'HirondelleSpecialistTalent Acquisition, Human Resources
        Dr.Charles TeppermanAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts , Department of Communication, Media and Film
         Cinde Ade-HoserAnti-Racism and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) SpecialistPost Graduate Medical Education
        Dr.Cora VoyageurProfessorDepartment of Sociology
         Danelle SmithSpecialistEmergency Management
        Dr.Daniel VothAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Political Science
         Douye IgoniderighaStudentFaculty of Science
         Ebenezer BelaynehAfrican Studies Program Research AssistantDepartment of Anthropology and Archeology
        Dr.Elena Di MartinoProfessorDepartment of Civil Engineering| Gender and Diversity Committee, Schulich School of Engineering
         Elizabeth HendersonAssociate DirectorHaskayne School of Business, Community Engagement & Events
        Dr.Emily MarascoAssociate Dean - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA)Schulich School of Engineering
         Erin O'TooleManagerEDI in Research, Institutional Programs Division | Research Services Office
         Ermia Rezaei-AfsahVice President Student LifeUCalgary Students' Union
        Dr.Fouzia UsmanEducational Development ConsulAcademic & Research Team, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
         Franci SterzerGraduate StudentDepartment of Psychology
         Gabriela SantamariaDirectorMarketing & Communications - Non-Credit Teaching
        Dr.Ganna (Anna) PletnyovaLearning Technologies SpecialistTaylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, TI Learning Technology and Design Team
         Garrett BeattySpecialistAcademic Integrity, Student and Enrolment Services
        Dr.Ghada SfeirSr Advisor Anti-Racism and Racial EquityOffice of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
         Gillian RasmussenSr, Organizational DevelopmentHuman Resources
         Grace KabengeleAfrican Studies AdministratorFaculty of Arts
        Dr.Gregor WolbringProfessorCumming School of Medicine | Community Health Science, Program in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
        Dr.Hayford AvedziResearch ScientistEDI, One Child Every Child, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
        Dr.Hieu NgoAssociate ProfessorAssociate Dean (Teaching/Learning) Faculty of Social Work
         Hira Sohail ShahSr Specialist CommunicationsOffice of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
         Isabel FandinoAdvisorInternational Student Services
         Jaya DixitProject ManagerPresidential Task Force Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (PTF-EDIA) 
        Dr.Jeff K CairdProfessorDepartment of Psychology
         Joe KadiGender and Sexuality Studies Program Advisor and Associate Professor (teaching)Faculty of Arts , Department of Philosophy
        Dr.Kamala D PatelProfessor - MedicineDepartment of Physiology & Pharmacology | Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
         Karen ThomasCommunity Engagement ManagerCommunity Engagement, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
         Keeta GladueManagerIndigenous Research Support Team, Research Services Office
         Kent SpiersGrad Assistant - Teaching PT 6Doctoral Student, Anthropology and Archaeology
         Kimberly Marie Van PattenResearch CoordinatorIndigenous Research Support Team
         Lana JanmohamedSpecialistTalent Acquisition, Human Resources
         Lara L NixonAssociate ProfessorCumming School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
         Leanne WongAccess AdvisorStudent Accessibility Services
         Lesley GereinSenior Specialist, Academic AdvisingStudent and Enrolment Services, Student Success Centre
        Dr.Lili JardineSessional Instructor 
         Liliana GonzalezCareer Dev SpecInternational Student
         Lin YuLearning & Instructional Design SpecialistTaylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, TI Learning Technology and Design Team
         Linda Mae McKay-PanosExecutive DirectorAlberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
        Dr.Lisa GiegAssociate ProfessorFaculy of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
        Dr.Liza LorenzettiAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Social Work
        Dr.Lucija MuehlenbachsAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Economics
        Dr.Lynden FJ CrowshoeAssociate ProfessorCumming School of Medicine
         Mairi BabeyProgram CoordinatorCumming School of Medicine, OPED
        Dr.Marie-Andrew BergeronAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures: French and Francophone Studies
        Dr.Marina GavrilovaProfessorFaculty of Science, Department of Computer Science
        Dr.Megan DelehantyAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy
        Dr.Michelle ScottDirector of Indigenous Initiatives & Assistant Professor (Teaching)Faculty of Nursing
         Mojtaba RostamiSessional Instructor 
         Monica Caicedo RoaPost-Doctoral AssociateBiochemistry & Molecular Biology
         Myrna El Fakhry TuttleResearch AssociateAlberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
         Nanako FuruyamaManagerPeer Support & Outreach (for Faith & Spirituality Centre - Health Promotion & Outreach - and Women’s Resource Centre), Student Services
        Dr.Nancy JanovicekProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of History
         Naomie BakanaStudentFaculty of Arts
         Nicole WheelerManagerTalent Acquisition, Human Resources
         Noor FatimaEquity - Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) AdvisorResearch Services
        Dr.Pallavi BanerjeeAssociate ProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Sociology, UCalgary Research Excellence Chair
        Dr.Pamela Dos RamosHuman Rights EducatorAlberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
        Dr.Patrina DuhaneyAssistant ProfessorFaculty of Social Work
        Dr.Peyman YousefiAssistant Professor of TeachingSchulich School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
        Dr.Rachel SchmidtProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of Classics and Religion
        Dr.Richard ZachProfessorDepartment of Philosophy
         Rochelle LamoureuxProgram SpecialistHaskayne School of Business
         Roxanne RossDirectorStudent Success Centre
        Dr.Sarah EatonAssociate ProfessorWerklund School of Education
        Dr.Saulesh YessenovaAssociate ProfessorAnthropology and Archaeology
        Dr.Soroush SabbaghanEDI DirectorWerklund School of Education
         Srabani MaitraPost DoctoralWerklund School of Education
        Dr.Susan FranceschetProfessorDepartment of Political Science
        Dr.Susan SkoneAVP (Research)Research Services
        Dr.Suzette MayrProfessorFaculty of Arts, Department of English
        Dr.Tao DongAdjunct ProfessorThe Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
        Dr.Tonya CallaghanAssociate ProfessorWerklund School of Education, Specialization, Curriculum and Learning
        Dr.Tovah CaldwellInstructor (Clinical and Professional Skills)Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
        Dr.Tricia StadnykProfessorSchulich School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
         Tsion BerieEIL InternOffice of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        Dr.William YimboSr.Adv EDI Literacy and EducationOffice of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        Dr.Yahya El-LahibAssociate Professor PhD/MSW Thesis CoordinatorFaculty of Social Work

        Dimensions EDI Executive Committee

        Dr. Kirsten Exall, Director, Research Services Office

        Dr. Kirsten Exall

        Director, Institution Programs, Research Services

        Pamela Hyde, Senior Specialist, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Ms. Pamela Hyde

        Senior Specialist, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Lauren Remple, Dimensions Program Manager

        Ms. Lauren Remple

        Dimensions Program Manager

        Dr. Robert I. Thompson, Associate Vice-President (Research)

        Dr. Robert I. Thompson

        Associate Vice-President (Research)


        Dimensions EDI Steering Committee

        UCalgary has appointed an executive committee and a steering committee to accomplish the requirements of the Dimension pilot program. If you are interested in joining the Dimensions Steering Committee, please contact Lauren Remple.

        • Chair - Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)
        • Mr. Adnan Ahmed, Office of Institutional Analysis
        • Dr. Andrew Szeto, Student and Enrolment Services, Psychology - Faculty of Arts
        • Dr. Aniela Dela Cruz, Faculty of Nursing
        • Dr.  Aruna Srivastava, English - Faculty of Arts
        • Ms. Ashley Connect-Benoit, Faculty of Nursing
        • Dr. Belinda Heyne, Chemistry - Faculty of Science
        • Dr. Bill Rosehart, Electrical and Software Engineering - Schulich School of Engineering
        • Mr. Bruce Evelyn, Office of Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
        • Ms. Carla Bertsch, Student and Enrolment Services
        • Ms. Carley L'Hirondelle, Human Resources
        • Dr. Cheryl Dueck, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Culture - Faculty of Arts
        • Dr. Colleen Kawalilak, Werklund School of Education, Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Adult Learning, Faculty of Education
        • Dr. David Nicholas, Faculty of Social Work
        • Dr. Donna-Marie McCafferty, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology - Cumming School of Medicine
        • Dr. Ellen Perrault, Faculty of Social Work
        • Ms. Fayo Abdi
        • Dr. Francine Smith, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Physiology and Pharmacology - Cumming School of Medicine
        • Mr. Garrett Beatty, Student and Enrolment Services
        • Dr. Gregor Wolbring, Community Health Sciences - Cumming School of Medicine
        • Ms. Heather Burns, Human Resources
        • Dr. Hieu Ngo, Faculty of Social Work, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        • Ms. Jacqueline Lambert, Office of Institutional Analysis
        • Dr. Jan Braun, Cumming School of Medicine
        • Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Office of Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Dr. Janice Braun, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Cumming School of Medicine
        • Ms. Jaya Dixit, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Mr. Jeffrey Horvath, Tsuut’ina Nation High School 
        • Ms. Jenn Ksionzena, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
        • Dr. Jennifer Adams, Chemistry - Faculty of Science
        • Ms. Jeny Matthews-Thusoo, City of Calgary 
        • Dr. Johanne Tottle, Student and Enrolment Services
        • Dr. John Brown, School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape
        • Mr. Jonah Secreti, Senate Representative
        • Ms. Keeta Gladue, Writing Symbols Lodge
        • Dr. Kirsten Exall, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Ms. Kome Odoko, Student and Enrolment Services
        • Dr. Laleh Behjat, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Schulich School of Engineering
        • Ms. Lauren Remple, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        • Ms. Lauren Stoffregen, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
        • Ms. Le Ha Lewis, Research Accounting, Associate Vice-President (Finance)
        • Ms. Liliana Gonzalez, Student and Enrolment Services
        •  Lindsay Lucas (no longer at university), AUPE representative 
        • Ms. Lorna Very, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Ms. Lynda Gwilliam, Facilities
        • Ms. Mairi Babey, Office of Professionalism, Equity, and Diversity, Cumming School of Medicine
        • Dr. Marcello Tonelli, Department of Medicine
        • Dr. Maureen Duffy, Faculty of Law
        • Dr. Melanee Thomas, Faculty of Arts
        • Dr. Michael Hart, Office of Indigenous Engagement, Office of Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
        • Ms. Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
        • Ms. Nanako Furuyama, Peer Support & Outreach (for Faith & Spirituality Centre - Health Promotion & Outreach - and Women’s Resource Centre)
        • Ms. Nicole Wheeler, Human Resources
        • Dr. Pamela Chu, Cumming School of Medicine and Tom Baker Cancer Center
        • Ms. Pamela Hyde, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Dr. Patrina Duhaney, Faculty of Social Work 
        • Dr. Penny Pexman, Faculty of Arts
        • Ms. Pragya Chopra, Faculty Rep - Science
        • Dr. Qiao Sun, Schulich School of Engineering
        • Dr. Regine King, Faculty of Social Work
        • Ms. Renzo Pereyra, Students’ Union at UCalgary
        • Dr. Robert Thompson, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Dr. Sandy Hershcovis, Haskayne School of Business
        • Ms. Sarah Ashton, Student and Enrolment Services
        • Dr. Sevan Beukian, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        • Ms. Sherry Weaver, Haskayne School of Business 
        • Dr. Susan Skone, Office of the Vice-President (Research)
        • Dr. Svetlana Yanushkevich, Electrical and Software Engineering - Schulich School of Engineering
        • Dr. Tara L. Beattie, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Cumming School of Medicine
        • Ms. Temitope Oluleye, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC)
        • Dr. Tolulope Sajobi, Cumming School of Medicine
        • Dr. Tuan Trang, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine
        • Dr. William Yimbo, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
        • Mr. Yared Belayneh, United Way of Calgary

        Equitable and Parallel Paths Working Group

        The Equitable and Parallel Paths Working Groups in the Dimensions EDI Canada pilot program at the University of Calgary supports the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the research ecosystem by identifying barriers and obstacles to the full participation of members of the five equity-deserving groups: Indigenous People, LGBTQ2+, persons with disabilities, visible/racialized minorities, and women. Indigenous Peoples are one of the Equitable Pathways Working Groups, and their work intersects with and is shaped by the University's Indigenous strategy, ii' taa'poh'to'p and Parallel Paths. There are also two other groups examining the language of EDI and EDI data.

        Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Indigenous Engagement are foundational commitments and practices at the University of Calgary. We must weave these commitments and practices throughout the research ecosystem.

        Co-Chair, Jacqueline Lambert, Senior Analyst, Office of Institutional Analysis

        Co-Chair, Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

        Mairi Babey, Cumming School of Medicine

        Dr. Laleh Behjat, Schulich School of Engineering

        Dr. Kirsten Exall, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Jeffrey Horvath, Tsuut’ina Nation High School 

        Carley L'Hirondelle, Human Resources

        Nazia Viceer, Faculty of Nursing

        Nicole Wheeler, Human Resources

        Dr. Gregor Wolbring, Cumming School of Medicine

        Dr. Svetlana Yanushkevich, Schulich School of Engineering

        Dr. Sevan Beukian, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

         

        Co-Chair, Dr. Michael Hart, Office of Indigenous Engagement, Office of Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

        Co-Chair, Jenn Ksionzena, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

        Assad Ali Bik, Student

        Dr. Tara L. Beattie, Cumming School of Medicine

        Bruce Evelyn, Office of Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

        Jeffrey Horvath, Tsuut’ina Nation High School 

        Dr. Colleen Kawalilak, Werklund School of Education

        Dahlia Khajeei, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Dr. Aruna Srivastava, Faculty of Arts

        Sherry Weaver, Haskayne School of Business 

        Co-Chair, Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

        Co-Chair, Dr. Virginia Tumasz, Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts

        Dr. Jennifer Adams, Faculty of Science

        Assad Ali Bik, Student

        Mairi Babey, Cumming School of Medicine

        Jaya Dixit, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Dr. Donna-Marie McCafferty, Cumming School of Medicine

        Kome Odoko, Student and Enrolment Services

        Dr. Francine Smith, Cumming School of Medicine

        Dr. Gregor Wolbring, Cumming School of Medicine

         

         

        Co-Chair, Dr. Aruna Srivistava, Faculty of Arts

        Co-Chair, Dr. Hieu Ngo, Faculty of Social Work, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Sarah Ashton, Student and Enrolment Services

        Carla Bertsch,  Student and Enrolment Services

        Heather Burns, Human Resources

        Cameron Carley, Student

        Dr. Kirsten Exall, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Dahlia Khajeei, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Lauren Stoffregen, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

         

        Co-Chair, Dr. Aruna Srivistava, Faculty of Arts

        Co-Chair, Dr. Gregor Wolbring, Cumming School of Medicine

        Dr. Kirsten Exall, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

        Dr. David Nicholas, Faculty of Social Work

        Brenda McDermott, Student and Enrolment Services

        Renzo Pereyra, Students’ Union at UCalgary

        Lauren Remple, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Dr. Johanne Tottle, Student and Enrolment Services

        Co-Chair, Dr. Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

        Co-Chair, Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

        Fayo Abdi, Arts Representative

        Dr. Jennifer Adams, Faculty of Science

        Garrett Beatty, Student and Enrolment Services

        Dr. Aniela Dela Cruz, Faculty of Nursing

        Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

        Liliana Gonzalez, Student and Enrolment Services

        Le Ha Lewis, Research Accounting, Associate Vice-President (Finance)

        Dr. Colleen Kawalilak, Werklund School of Education

        Dr. Regine King, Faculty of Social Work

        Dr. Hieu Ngo, Faculty of Social Work, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Temitope Oluleye, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre

        Dr. Aruna Srivistava, Faculty of Arts, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

        Dr. Qiao Sun, Schulich School of Engineering

        Dr. Tuan Trang, Cumming School of Medicine

        Nicole Wheeler, Human Resources

        Co-Chair, Dr. Francine Smith, Professor, Cumming School of Medicine

        Co-Chair, Dr. Laleh Behjat, Professor, NSERC Chair for Women in Science, Schulich School of Engineering

        Carla Bertsch, Student and Enrolment Services

        Dr. Jan Braun

        Pragya Chopra, Faculty Rep - Science

        Keeta Gladue, Writing Symbols Lodge

        Dr. Belinda Heyne, Faculty of Science

        Carley L'Hirondelle, Human Resources

        Alysia Wright, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

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