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Human Rights

At MacEwan University, we welcome everyone. We respect human rights, celebrate diversity and embrace equity and inclusion. We build human rights champions who influence our community both within and beyond the university’s walls.

The Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity works with the entire MacEwan community to build a campus that is free from discrimination. We can answer your questions about human rights policies and support your ideas for initiatives that promote diversity. If you have experienced discrimination on campus, we can guide and support you.

COVID-19: Campus events cancelled

Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of our university community. Due to concerns over public gatherings during COVID-19, all public events on MacEwan campuses will be cancelled.


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Listen in 

It's honest. It's candid. At times it's contentious. Moderated by Irfan Chaudhry, director of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity, our podcast explores the topic of hate and counter-hate in Alberta.

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The Equity Project 

If you have a project related to human rights, diversity and equity, you can apply for support through The Equity Project initiative. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

A champion for children’s rights

Elaine learned many things as a Champion of Diversity and Equity volunteer, including how important it is for adults to speak up on behalf of children. “I was forced to grow up a bit faster than I should have, and I think that makes me appreciate how important it is to just be a kid,” she says.