HUMAN RIGHTS

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 humanrights@macewan.ca.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Spiritual well-being

Spiritual well-being can be a key part of student success. The World Health Organization defines spiritual health as “that part of the individual which reaches out and strives for meaning and purpose in life. It is the intangible ‘something’ that transcends physiology and psychology.”

MacEwan University has made many commitments to spiritual wellness through the signing of the Okanagan Charter.

Below are some on-campus resources to empower, enable, and engage you to reflect on your own spirituality in order to tune into your spiritual health and wellness.

Athletes in Action

Athletes in Action is a group which supports student athletes & seeks to integrate faith with sport. It looks to develop the total athlete in connection with the Christian faith & relationship with Jesus Christ. Weekly meetings are held Monday nights at Saville Community Sports Centre where Edmonton athletes gather to experience community, share conversation (& snacks) as they explore a Bible teaching.

Contact: macewan@athleticsinaction.ca

Indigenous Students Club

From bake sales to comedy events, the MacEwan Indigenous Students Club sets up events for fun to be had by all! Whether it be Indian Tacos or just a movie night, MISC welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy some quality time with some friendly faces.

Contact: indigenousstudentsclub@gmail.com

InterVarcity MacEwan Club

InterVarsity at MacEwan University exists to provide a space for MacEwan University students to learn about God and develop personal relationships with Him. We are a Christian group that strives to generate conversation that uplifts believers and unbelievers alike and piques interest in discovering who God is and who we are to Him. Through public events, we build meaningful relationships with our community and show them what the love of Jesus looks like firsthand. Our group meets regularly to study the Bible, encourage each other in prayer and worship, and demonstrate God’s love in fellowship with one another. Anyone is welcome to join us, regardless of religious background, to hang out, raise questions about Christianity, and meet new people!

Contact: Ivmacewan@gmail.com

Muslim Student Organization

The Muslim Student Organization of MacEwan University Purpose: The MSO aims to foster an understanding of Islam among the student and staff populations at MacEwan University, by countering stereotypes about Islam and Muslims through dialogue and action. The MSO also seeks to form a supportive community to the Muslims who are on campus, by offering services such as knowledge circles to help them stay connected to their faith, social gatherings to connect with like minded students, and giving them a voice by advocating on their behalf to the MacEwan University. The MSO will also act to be a positive force in the Muslim and non-Muslim wider community, fostering partnerships with other Islamic organizations, interfaith groups, or any other organization that will benefit the community.

Contact: macewan.mso@gmail.com

Students come to MacEwan from near and far, north and south. They come from big cities and small, rural communities. At kihêw waciston, we know that leaving familiar faces and places can be difficult. That’s why we host cultural and social events that will help you connect with your new community.

Contact: kw@macewan.ca

A multi-faith space, MacEwan’s Spiritual Reflection Room is available for students, staff, and faculty.

Located in Building 7 (7-161), City Centre Campus.

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. Watch our News and Events listings for details.

News and Events

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.

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAYS