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Human Rights


Deadline to nominate an I.D.E.A. Leader : February 28   |   Details


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.


Black History Month

Cultural art exhibitions, artistic performances, discussions and an evening of storytelling—these are some of the events you can participate in during Black History Month. Celebrate the contributions made by Black Canadians to Canada’s culture and legacy.

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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.

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