Campus Initiatives

Through education and training, we can more fully understand the impact of oppression and discrimination. Join us at one of these initiatives and support a consciously inclusive campus community.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Accelerator Team

MacEwan’s EDI Accelerator Team brings together MacEwan leaders to provide capacity and support in implementing MacEwan’s short-term action plan on equity, diversity and inclusion. To learn more, email

EDI Action Plan

EDI Accelerator Team Statement of Commitment

MacEwan University, located on Treaty Six Territory, is committed to creating and sustaining equitable and inclusive practices and policies which foster a welcoming, inclusive and diverse teaching, learning and working environment. MacEwan will use learnings and reflections gained from persons most impacted by non-inclusive practices to guide our actions. This commitment will require cultural shifts at all levels of the organization and will occur over time.

The Equity Project

Elevating Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion at MacEwan

This initiative supports projects that focus on diversity, inclusion, equity and/or human rights. Open to MacEwan University students, staff and faculty, project requests might include hosting a panel presentation, organizing a film screening, developing a poster campaign or other types of awareness-raising initiatives. We do not accept proposals to fund academic research that is carried out in the normal course of work or study or that may be eligible for research funding. 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and should be submitted at least four weeks prior to your event.


Human Rights, Diversity and Equity Student Award

Human rights matter to you. You believe in the value of diversity and are committed to creating a more equitable world. You want to share your ideas with the MacEwan community. Apply for this student award and see your project come to life.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) Leaders

Students, faculty, staff and alumni who advance and promote equity, inclusion and human rights are acknowledged annually during Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Week. There are four categories: Alumni IDEA Leader, Research IDEA Leader, Staff IDEA Leader and Student IDEA Leader. Nominations are accepted in February.


Understanding Hate speaker series

Building empathy, offering insight and providing a platform for open dialogue, the Understanding Hate series explores the topic of hate and its impact on diversity and inclusion.

This annual event typically takes place in the Fall semester.

United Nations Human Rights Awareness Days

The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to mark events or topics that promote awareness and action on key human rights issues. Many of these days are celebrated with events organized by MacEwan’s Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity.