|Submission Date||July 6, 2011|
University of Calgary
PAE-8: Support Programs for Under-Represented Groups
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, affinity groups, academic support programs, or other programs in place to support under-represented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the student body:
Womens Resource Center - The Women's Resource Centre is a safe and supportive place to advance women's equality and build community through sharing, learning and teaching where all experiences are valued, and everyone is offered the resources necessary to make informed choices. Our vision is to achieve equality at the University of Calgary and to create a more inclusive campus environment where each individual's agency and voice are nurtured to contribute to the collective spirit of a community where citizenship and leadership is made possible for all, regardless of gender. The Native Centre - The University of Calgary has a vibrant community of more than 400 self-identified Aboriginal students. The Native Centre is a culturally appropriate, welcoming and supportive learning environment for the U of C's Aboriginal students, and also provides important opportunities for cross-cultural learning for all members of the U of C community. We offer services and programs that encourage and support the participation and success of Aboriginal students in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education. Disability Resource Centre - works with students, faculty and staff to facilitate an accessible learning environment for students with disabilities. We work with students who have permanent disabilities (i.e., life-long or chronic) and those with temporary impairments (i.e., medical conditions) to identify reasonable academic accommodations that will support them in achieving their academic goals. Disability Resource Centre services are available to prospective students, undergraduate and graduate students.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the faculty:
Workplace Diversity and Employment Equity Strategy and Committee - reaffirm commitment to workplace diversity and employment equity, and to create a framework for future progress. Women's Advancement Office - create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. Women's Resource Center - Provides support for women on campus through sharing, learning and teaching; offers resources necessary to make informed choices.
A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support under-represented groups within the staff:
Women's Advancement Office - create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff and students. Women's Resource Center - Provides support for women on campus through sharing, learning and teaching; offers resources necessary to make informed choices.
The website URL where more information about the programs in each of the three categories is available :
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