Pride Week 2020

March 2, 2020 – March 6, 2020

Pride Week banner.

Join MacEwan University to celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and to support the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies.

This year’s theme is Intersections of Pride.

Activities during MacEwan’s fourth annual Pride Week range from the opening day Pride march and discussions about about Two Spirit teachings and health, to the outrageous camp and glamour of drag performers.

Self care is important so be sure to connect with the Peer Health Education Team’s free Pride-themed Wellness Station. Stop by for self-care colouring, button making, Pride-themed activities and to learn more about Pride. Find the Wellness Station in Griffins Landing (Clock Tower entrance) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

The Griffins men’s and women’s hockey teams will be using Pride Tape in their warmups in support of MacEwan's Pride Week. Catch them in action at the Downtown Community Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 (women's game) and 7 p.m. on Friday, February 28 (men’s game).

The City of Edmonton will light up the High Level Bridge in support of MacEwan’s Pride Week on March 6.

See the full list of events below.


Date and time



About the event

Monday, Mar. 2
Noon – 2 p.m. (pre-event activities @ 11 a.m.)

Pride March

Meet at MacEwan Residence (11050 – 104 Ave) by no later than noon.

Gather at MacEwan Residence and march through City Centre Campus to show Intersectional Pride.

Monday, Mar. 2
1 – 4 p.m.

Resource Fair

Multipurpose Rm 6-106, Bldg 6

Meet MacEwan LGBTQ2S+ and allied groups and learn about community resources.

Monday, Mar. 2
4 – 6 p.m.
Indigenous Two Spirit Teachings Rm 9-115, kihêw waciston Hear Elder Leonard Saddleback of Samson Cree Nation lead Two Spirit teachings in the gathering space at kihêw waciston.

Tuesday, Mar. 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Human Library

John L. Haar Library, Bldg 7

Hear Alumni and community members share experiences of being subjected to stigma based on sexual identity.

Tuesday, Mar. 3
Noon – 9 p.m.

MAG X MacEwan Pride Week

Rm. 11-121, Mitchell Art Gallery/Atrium, Allard Hall

Discover what community means to you by creating your own personalized quilt square to be added to our LGBTQ2S+ and Allies community quilt.

Tuesday, Mar. 3
7 – 8 p.m.

Five@50: A National Film Board Screening and Discussion

Rm 11-150, Betty Andrews Recital Hall, Allard Hall

Experience five personal stories of victories, losses and empowerment.

Wednesday, Mar. 4
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

LGBTQ2S+ Health in Alberta: Issues, Challenges and Hope

Rm 9-208, Robbins Health Learning Centre

Engage in panel discussion on building an inclusive, accessible and supportive health care system.

Wednesday, Mar. 4
6 – 8 p.m.

Inqueeries Meeting with Janis Irwin

Rm 9-323, Kule Lecture Theatre, Robbins Health Learning Centre

Hear Janis Irwin speak, an inspirational leader and openly gay woman MLA. Open to all students only to attend.

Thursday, Mar. 5
Noon – 3 p.m. 

Pride Olympics

Spin Studio, Pool and Gym at Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness

Participate in a new activity every hour, including Tight n’ Bright 70’s Disco Spin, Rainbow Relay and Dodgeball.

Thursday, Mar. 5
4 – 6 p.m. 

Ace in an Allo World

Rm 7-341, Bldg 7

Learn about Asexual and Aromantic identities and Ace-Spectrum perspectives on consent, sexual violence and rape culture.

Thursday, Mar. 5
7:30 – 9 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.)
Drag Show Multipurpose Rm 6-106, Bldg 6 Have fun on a Thursday evening — be your true self in this community event.



  • Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Department of Theatre Arts

  • Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

  • Faculty of Health and Community Studies

  • Faculty of Nursing

  • Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose

  • Inqueeries

  • John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery

  • kihêw waciston

  • MacEwan Library

  • MacEwan Residence

  • MacEwan University Health Centre

  • Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity

  • Office of Teaching and Learning Services

  • Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU)

  • School of Social Work

  • Sport and Wellness

  • Wellness and Psychological Services


Event Details

Date March 2, 2020 – March 6, 2020
Location Various times and locations throughout the week
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Social