Reduced Inequalities and Poverty

Reduced Inequalities and Poverty


Group of diverse physicians

UCalgary researchers study gender and race equity in field of cardiology

A team of researchers are tackling racial and gender inequities in the field of cardiology. The goal of the team is to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for both patients and care providers. The project revealed that there is a lack of diversity within some editorial boards of medical journals in the field of cardiac sciences.

Red and green plastic toy houses on a wooden background.

Research aims to improve housing options for older adults

In collaboration with United Way, UCalgary researchers and donors make a difference in the lives of many experiencing housing insecurity. Researchers at UCalgary are conducting a study that seeks to understand how to improve housing options for older adults with experiences of homelessness.

Alberta Legislature Building Edmonton Alberta Canada

School of Public Policy on the rate of poverty and Alberta's economic future

Alberta's economy is seemingly entering a period of transition away from a high growth, high employment economy that is heavily reliant on the development of fossil fuel resources. Researchers at the School of Public Policy focus on understanding what the transition away from an energy-based economy might mean for people with low incomes in Alberta.

36% of UCalgary Research publications are authored by females
UCalgary scientists Dr. Jessica Rosin, PhD, and Dr. Deborah Kurrasch, PhD, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) in the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have discovered key linkages into how stress can influence developing brains and in different ways between males and females. Neurodevelopmental disorders are more prominent in boys in some conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity.

Teaching, learning and student experience

Equity, diversity and inclusion: workshop series

Equity, diversity and inclusion: workshop series

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) workshop series are a compilation of workshops focusing on key issues related to EDI within post-secondary institutions. Some of the topics covered this year included: understanding microaggressions: strategies for the classroom, challenging ableism in your teaching practices, and the urgency of intersectionality for addressing systemic inequities in higher education learning.

Work-integrated learning for neurodiverse students

Work-integrated learning for neurodiverse students

This initiative sets out to ensure UCalgary structure, environments and programs create and support equitable and inclusive pathways to work-integrated learning (WIL) for neurodiverse students. WIL is experiential learning activities that occur in a workplace that are part of students’ degree programs. Students are matched with an industry or community partner for internships, clinical placements, field experiences, or practicums.

Partners in reconciliation: block week course. Joel English-Dubois and Simone Noronha

Partners in reconciliation: block week course

Indigenous Haskayne MBA graduates Maria Big Snake, MBA’20, and Joel English-Dubois, MBA’20, come together to create a block week course called Partners in Reconciliation (OBHR 517 – Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development) in honour of the late Dr. David Lertzman, PhD. UCalgary's Haskayne community has come together to grieve, share memories and continue to learn from Lertzman's vast and impactful body of work.

Women in leadership roles at UCalgary; in 2020-21 year women were in 52.2% of academic roles and 62.5% of non-academic roles
To honour National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the University of Calgary presents its seventh annual Campfire Chats. A panel of Indigenous leaders and allies including discuss the Buffalo Treaty, including: Dr. Tasha Hubbard, and Marie-Eve Marchand.

Campus and community impact

Brigette Lacquette, Dr. Christine O'Bonsawin and Waneek Horn Miller

Indigenous women as leaders of change: safe and inclusive space in sport

Indigenous women have always been leaders in their communities. From grassroots to the Olympics, three women have a lot to teach and share about their experiences with sport. While this was news to some, issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of exclusion have existed if not persisted in sport for ages.

Mind the Gap: Breaking barriers for Calgary immigrants

Breaking barriers for Calgary immigrants

To help remove some of the barriers experienced by immigrants when dealing with the health-care system, a team of students from the Cumming School of Medicine has co-designed a checklist to help patients better prepare for their appointment and bridge the gap between physician and patient expectations.

Health equity for Calgary’s most vulnerable

Health equity for Calgary’s most vulnerable

In partnership with UCalgary’s O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Street CCRED (Community Capacity in Research, Education and Development) is a collaborative of front-line service providers, academics, agencies and community members who come together with the goal of advocating for health equity for the most vulnerable in Calgary.

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Fair Trade Certified Campus since 2015

Did you know?

More than 1,330 people have completed Indigenous Relations Training to date.


Enrollment of Indigenous students has increased from 2.2% to 3.4% since 2016.

UCalgary has a dashboard with updated data on equity, diversity and inclusion for the university population.