Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Using Data to Understand
Student Equity Census
The data gained from this Census will support evidence-based decision-making by allowing the University to identify and address any inequities and patterns that may impede an individual’s success during their educational journey.
Responses will help us all understand institutional trends and where we identify gaps, and enact an action plan that enables us to do better.
Diversity fuels critical thinking.
It contributes to better teachers, researchers, learners and service providers. Diversity is critical to a research institution as it enables better teams and fuels ingenuity, creativity and innovation. Closing our employment gaps requires data to inform evidence-based decisions. Therefore, understanding our employee composition is urgently needed. Please help us be better. Responses to this Employee Equity Census provide valuable statistical information to guide future hiring and employment practices.
EDI Data Hub
Diversity is essential to inclusive excellence in research, teaching and learning. A diversity of voices, experiences and perspectives fuels novel ideas, critical thinking, faster problem-solving, better decision-making, higher employee engagement, and drives creativity and innovation. A diverse talent pool creates the opportunity for new insights and answers to some of the biggest challenges of our time. The University of Calgary is committed to fostering equitable pathways to achieving inclusive excellence across campus.
NextGen EDI Data Symposium
This international virtual Symposium is taking place in the context of an ongoing global pandemic that has aggravated pre-existing inequities and created new ones. The disproportionate impacts on already marginalized communities have renewed calls for disaggregated data – race, age, disability, gender, and sexual orientation – across all social sectors, including health, education, employment, and income.
It is also taking place in the context of local and global demands for measurable progress from initiatives designed to create more equitable and inclusive institutions, workplaces, and communities. These pursuits require disaggregated data, evidence-based policies and practices informed by measurement, quantitative and qualitative data, storytelling, monitoring, transparency, and accountability.
By developing policies and initiatives from a foundation of equity, diversity, and inclusion, we break down systems that rob many among us of opportunities that are rightfully theirs. By creating foundational guides, we are more equipped at working towards creating environments where every individual can thrive.
Dr. Ed McCauley, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)
Prepared by Austin Ashbaugh, Joanne Fung, and Kyla Flanagan
for: Leslie Reid, Natasha Kenny, and Lisa Stowe
The Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) provides student-led experiential research opportunities for University of Calgary undergraduate students. PURE is led by staff in the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL), with the support of the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and the Vice-President Research.
During the spring and summer of 2021, the PURE Awards team developed and implemented an EDI Action Plan to identify and understand barriers to participation in PURE for equity-deserving students. Our objectives were to analyze PURE student demographics, consult widely with PURE stakeholders, and generate recommendations to increase the accessibility of the awards program. In this report, we show and discuss our analysis and findings and introduce 23 recommendations for PURE.
At the University of Calgary, we believe you, and we’re ready to support you
If you have been impacted by sexual and gender-based violence, the university can connect you with services, inform you of your rights, talk through your options, or just listen.
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Support
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Policy
The Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Policy took effect on June 1, 2017. This standalone policy addresses sexual and gender-based violence that applies to all university community members- including students, faculty, and staff - and operates alongside applicable university policies and procedures.