Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.54
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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University of Alberta
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.33 / 2.00 Catherine Anley
Employment Equity Advisor
Human Resource Services
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Employment Equity Advisory Committee (EEAC) provides input and guidance regarding the redesign, implementation, and maintenance of the Employment Equity Program. This program facilitates the university’s ability to recruit, retain, and promote members of equity-seeking groups (including but not limited to women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities).

In addition to the institution-wide EEAC, individual faculties have created diversity committees and senior leadership positions that collaborate with the Employment Equity Adviser. Examples include: Associate Dean Diversity (Science); Assistant Dean Diversity (Medicine & Dentistry); Equity Working Group (Engineering), Diversity Initiatives Group (School of Public Health), Diversity Equity Respect Committee (Education), AASUA Equity Committee, NASA Diversity Committee and the Employment Equity Office.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:


Cultural competence training is embedded in the learning and development of university faculty and staff. It is part of the new staff orientation (faculty and staff) and can be found on the staff orientation website. Development opportunities are offered through a number of areas on campus, including Organizational Effectiveness and Workplace Health, the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights, and University of Alberta International.

Cultural competence training and activities include:

• Understanding the University of Alberta’s Human Rights Policy
• Delete Bullying
• Civility and Respect in the Workplace or Learning Environment
• Best Practices: Intake and Disclosure
• What is Duty to Accommodate?
• Human Rights and Employment Equity: An Introduction;
• Who’s in and Who’s Out? Transforming our spaces;
• Indigenous Language Revitalization and Identity: the TRC’s Calls to Action;
• International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD Day);
• Deep Diversity: Leadership Skills for Workplace Inclusion and Equity;
• Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Week

Additional courses and learning opportunities are added regularly.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


Wade King
Safe Disclosure and Human Rights

Catherine Anley
Employment Equity Advisor
Human Resources Services

Sascha Jansz
Project Planner: Certification & Metrics
Office of Sustainability

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