Nov. 1, 2021

Nominations for 2022 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards now open until Nov. 30

Nominate colleagues in student, faculty, staff or team categories for their efforts and accomplishments toward advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at UCalgary
EDI Awards

Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility are foundational values, practices and strategic commitments at the University of Calgary. Many members of our campus community are working to ignite positive change.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and inclusion (OEDI) is pleased to announce the institutional call for nominations to recognize the change-making efforts by UCalgary students, faculty, staff, and teams. Each year, these awards recognize and celebrate UCalgary change-makers who are engaged in transformative efforts to make our university community more equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible in all areas of our teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement, and living and working environments.    

“Equity work can be difficult, time-consuming and even invisible to many who benefit from it. Yet, every day there are colleagues across campus who undertake this work, and are engaged in extraordinary efforts to make our campus a place of belonging in which everyone can flourish. These awards recognize and make visible the transformative efforts of individuals, teams, and university units,” says Dr. Malinda Smith, vice-provost and associate vice-president research (equity, diversity and inclusion). 

The call for nominations for the 2022 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards is officially open from today, Monday, Nov. 1 and will be accepted until Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. MT.    

We invite all to submit their nominations for the 2022 awards in the following four categories:  

  • students  
  • faculty 
  • staff (AUPE and MaPS) 
  • team  

Award nominations should describe the nominee’s outstanding contributions in a role, a practice, event, applied research, policy, program, or other activity that foster a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible campus. Contributions should highlight sustainable and measurable change, for any group traditionally underrepresented on campus. It can be ongoing work or an outstanding accomplishment at a point in time. 

Examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • A strategic plan and action program that recognizes the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion 

  • An ongoing action, initiative or program that helps students from an under-represented group feel welcome, included, and a sense of belonging 

  • A tool or practice that provides accommodations for an equity-deserving group, e.g., increased accessibility for people with disabilities 

  • An initiative or action aiming at adapting or changing procedures, policies, or practices to make them more equitable and inclusive 

  •  Initiatives to promote pluralism, anti-racism, accessibility, trans visibility 

  • Exemplifying leadership in fostering an equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible campus 

Nominations should present specific and concrete examples to illustrate how the nominee meets each of the eligibility and award criteria, showing the nominee’s outstanding efforts and accomplishments toward advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Calgary. 

Submit your nominations  

Nomination forms and additional information on the 2022 EDI Awards are available on the OEDI website. Nominations are open until Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Find out about the 2021 EDI Award winners on the OEDI website. Nominations should be submitted by email to:

The University of Calgary is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive university. It recognizes that diverse faculty, staff, students and alumni benefit and enrich the work, teaching, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and broader community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been, and continue to be, encountered by equity seeking groups, particularly women, Indigenous peoples, visible/racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+. 

 The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Calgary is situated on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.