Dr. Malinda S. Smith

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (EDI) Office

Dr. Malinda S. Smith

Vice-Provost, Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), and a professor of political science at the University of Calgary.

Email: vpedi@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @MalindaSmith 

Dr. Smith holds a PhD in political science from the University of Alberta, an MA, an MDA, and a BA magna cum laude in political science and criminal justice from Western Michigan University. 

Dr. Smith serves on several national bodies, including SSHRC Council and Executive, Statistics Canada’s Immigration and Ethnocultural Statistics Advisory Committee, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) External EDI Advisory Board.

Dr. Smith is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Simon Fraser University (2021), Compelling Calgarians (2021), Susan S. Northcutt Award from the International Studies Association (2020), 100 Accomplished Black Women Honouree (2020), Rosalind Smith Professional Award (2020), Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship (2018), ISA-Canada Distinguished Scholar Award (2018-19), HSBC Community Contributor of the Year Award (2016); and the Equity Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (2015).

UCalgary Committees

  • Co-Chair, President's Task Force on EDIA (PTF-EDIA)
  • General Faculties Council, APPC
  • Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Provost Team 
  • Vice President Research – Operations
  • Chair, Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (FEDI) Leads
  • Chair, EDI Data Group 
  • Chair, Dimensions EDI Executive and Steering Committee

National Advisory Committees

Selected Webinars and Podcasts

Selected Articles