Canada Research Chairs Program

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Canada Research Chairs Program Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Calgary is committed to meeting the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs Program Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Through our Eyes High strategy 2017-22, respect for diversity, equity and inclusion inform our commitment to learning, research excellence and our community.

These principles help us overcome structural, social and cultural barriers to create an empowering, inclusive, respectful and safe environment that values the diversity and dignity of every person. Our vision is to be recognized as one of the top five research universities in Canada and this commitment is at the centre of our work, locally, nationally and globally.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Strategy

Diversity and inclusion in research strengthens the entire research enterprise, by bringing together different perspectives, voices and approaches. The University of Calgary is committed to increasing awareness and understanding about the benefits of equity, diversity and inclusion with our students, academic staff, employees, and postdoctoral scholars. 

Our awareness strategy can be accessed here.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The action plan has followed our governance plan for approval and is available here.

Our annual progress report is available here.

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Protected Disclosure Advisor

The Protected Disclosure Advisor is available to all members of the university community for information related to diversity, inclusion, and equity concerns, including relevant policy and procedures, options for resolution both informal and formal, and for advice on how to prepare and submit a complaint as required.

The Advisor also deals with concerns raised around breaches in research ethics or protocols and is available to answer questions and provide support at all stages in the process. All concerns are treated in a prompt, impartial and confidential manner

Targets and Gaps

Canada Research Chair Program institutional equity targets and gaps for the four designated groups are publicly available.


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Persons with disabilities

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Indigenous peoples

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Members of visible minorities

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Links and Resources


Requirements for recruiting and nominating Canada Research Chairs 

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University of Calgary CRCP utilization spreadsheet

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CRCP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices

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Additional documents

2019 Addendum to the 2006 Canadian Human Rights Settlement Agreement

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Interested in UCalgary policies and procedures? Find them here