EDI in Research Ecosystem

Scarborough Charter

Scarborough National Charter on anti-Black racism and Black Inclusion in Higher Education 

The Scarborough National Charter on anti-Black racism and Black Inclusion in Higher Education: Principles, Actions, and Accountabilities is a commitment by institutions across Canada to combat anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in higher education.

The Charter was a co-creation process involving extensive consultations and collaboration with Black communities, academic institutions, governments, political and civic leaders, and activists across Canada. The Charter recognizes the realities of anti-Black racism and includes concrete steps for action and to ensure institutional and cross-sector accountabilities.

Scarborough Charter

Canadian Research Chair

Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP)

Inclusive Excellence, Public Accountability and Transparency


The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) helps build a community of innovation and accomplished scholars. At UCalgary, researchers are responding to today's challenges through mentorship and contributions to advance UCalgary's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP)


Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada

Dimensions Pilot Program

The University of Calgary is proud to have endorsed the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada charter and selected to be part of the Dimensions pilot program.

Dimensions recognize that a multiplicity of perspectives, lived experiences, and the overall complexity of diverse individuals foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector. Therefore, this program takes a multidimensional approach to equity, diversity and inclusion to achieve a future research community where all can thrive.

Dimensions Pilot Program

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Awards

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Awards

The University of Calgary Research and Teaching Awards Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Pilot Plan was developed to embed a foundational commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the identification and nomination of candidates for external research and teaching excellence awards. 

The intended audience includes faculty members who recruit, nominate, sponsor, mentor, and evaluate their peers for external awards, as well as senior institutional leadership, award committee members and staff who support these efforts.

Research and Teaching Awards

New Frontiers in Research Fund

Best Practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research

Created for New Frontiers in Research Fund applicants but useful for all Tri-Council funding applicants.

Tri-Agency Indigenous Research Statement

Setting New Directions to Support Indigenous Research and Research Training in C

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee co-developed with the Indigenous Peoples Assembly to develop an interdisciplinary research and learning model that contributes to reconciliation.

Imagining Canada’s Future

Imagining Canada’s Future Action Plan 2022-25: Future Challenge Areas

SSHRC offers Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunities to address a number of future challenges. More information on these funding opportunities and other activities will be available throughout the year.