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Presidential Task Force on EDIA (PTF-EDIA) Membership

Co-Constituting an Inspiring, Strong and Evidence-Based EDIA Strategy at the University of Calgary.

Presidential Task Force on EDIA Leadership and Membership

PTF-EDIA will be led by two co-chairs — the vice-provost and associate vice-president research (equity, diversity and inclusion) and the interim provost and vice-president (academic) — who report to the president and the Executive Leadership Team.

The constitution of the PTF-EDIA shall reflect the diversity of UCalgary’s campus communities and the broader community and city in which the university is located. The composition encompasses representatives from our campus governance bodies and associations and is intentional in its inclusion of the voices of members of equity-deserving groups.

Dr. Malinda S. Smith, PhD Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Research (EDI)

Dr. Malinda S. Smith, PhD
Co-Chair

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

 

Dr. Penny Werthner, PhD Interim Provost and Vice President (Academic)

Dr. Penny Werthner, PhD
​​​​​​​Co-Chair

Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

 


Dr. Susan Skone, PhD, Vice-Chair

Dr. Susan Skone, PhD, Vice-Chair

Associate Vice-President Research

Dr. Hieu Van Ngo, Vice-Chair

Dr. Hieu Van Ngo, PhD, Vice-Chair

Academic Director EDI and Anti-Racism Strategy, OEDI, Associate Dean

Ms. Jacqueline Lacasse, JD

Jacqueline Lacasse, JD

General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Dr. William Rosehart

Dr. William Rosehart, PhD

Dean of Engineering, Deans Council representative

Dr. Kristin Baetz

Dr. Kristin Baetz, PhD

Dean of Science, Deans Council representative

Dr. Regine King

Dr. Regine King, PhD

Faculty of Social Work, General Faculties Council representative

Dr. Jennifer Adams

Dr. Jennifer Adams, PhD

Faculty of Education and Science, General Faculties Council representative

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Dr. Dora Tam, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Social Work, TUCFA representative

Mr. Jonah Feng

Mr. Jonah Feng

Faculty of Nursing, AUPE representative

Dr. Brenda McDermott

Dr. Brenda McDermott, PhD

MaPs Executive Committee

Dr. Nynke Van Den Hoogen

Dr. Nynke van den Hoogen, PhD

VP Internal, PDAC, Postdoctoral Association representative

Alt: Dr. Mehdi Mohammadi

Alt: Dr. Mehdi Mohammadi, PhD

President, PDAC, Postdoctoral Association representative

Ms. Masume Akbari

Ms. Masume Akbari

Vice President Student Life, Graduate Students’ Association, GSA representative

Ermia Rezaei-Afsah

Ermia Rezaei-Afsah

VP Student Life, Students’ Union, SU representative

Dr. Kirsten Inglis

Dr. Kirsten Inglis, PhD

Sessional Instructor, Department of English, Sessional representative

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Chi Iliya-Ndule

Alumni Association representative

Dr. Francine G. Smith

Dr. Francine G. Smith, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Academic Co-Chair, Dimensions WG on Women. At Large

Dr. Dennis Sumara

Dr. Dennis Sumara, PhD

Professor, Werklund School of Education. At Large

Dr. Gregor Wolbring

Dr. Gregor Wolbring, PhD

Professor, Cumming School of Medicine (Community Health Science, Program in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies), Dimensions WG on Persons with Disabilities. At Large

Dr. Wendy Benoit, PhD, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science

Working Group on EDI in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Wendy Benoit, PhD, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science

Dr. Fouzia Usman

Working Group on EDI in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Fouzia Usman, PhD, Educational Development Consultant, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, TI Academic and Research Team

Dr. Tolu Sajobe, Academic Director, EDI Data Research, Analysis, and Strategy, OEDI

Working Group on EDI Data and Strategy

Dr. Tolu Sajobe, PhD, Academic Director, EDI Data Research, Analysis and Strategy, OEDI

Ms. Jacqueline Lambert, Institutional Analyst, OIA and Co- Chair Dimensions EDI Data WG

Working Group on EDI Data and Strategy

Jacqueline Lambert, Institutional Analyst, OIA and Co-Chair Dimensions EDI Data WG

Ms. Verity Turpin

Working Group on EDI in People Strategy and Experience

Ms. Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost (Student Experience)

Ms. Sumana Dasgupta, JD, AVP Human Resources

Working Group on EDI in People Strategy and Experience

Sumana Dasgupta, LLB, AVP Human Resources

Dr. Malinda Smith

Working Group on EDI in Research and Scholarship

Dr. Malinda S. Smith, PhD, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (EDI)

Ms. Jaya Dixit

Working Group on EDI in Research and Scholarship

Jaya Dixit, Manager, EDI in Research, Institutional Programs Division, Office of Research Services

Ms. Amanda Affonso

Working Group on EDI and Community Engagement

Amanda Affonso, Associate Vice President Alumni, Community & Partnerships

Dr. Hieu Ngo

Working Group on EDI and Community Engagement

Dr. Hieu Van Ngo, PhD, Associate Dean - Faculty of Social Work, Academic Director and Anti-Racism Strategy, OEDI


Kate Hamilton

Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Sarah Luthy

Executive Director, Office of the Provost

Lorna Very

Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President Research

Sumana Dasgupta

AVP, Human Resources

Bruce Evelyn

Vice Provost (Planning & Resource Allocation), Office of the Provost

Jaya Dixit

Manager, EDI in Research, Institutional Programs Division, Office of Research Services

Elena Tyminski

Associate Director, Employee and Academic Labour Relations

Rupa Shankar

Executive Assistant, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (EDI)

Shannon Black (on leave)

Senior Specialist, Communications, EDIA

Tracy E. Garrick

Coordinator, Programs + Operations, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ambika Lakshmanan

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Hira Sohail Shah

Senior Specialist, Communications, EDIA