The University of Alberta campus is a place where we value all people based on the contributions that they make as individuals. It is important that regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, faculty, staff and students feel safe, welcome and supported at the U of A so that they can reach their full potential.
- Dr. Carl Amrhein,
Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of our University. Our students come from a multitude of backgrounds and identities, and all students have the right to feel safe and have positive environments that encourage their successes. The Safe Spaces Initiative plays an important role in educating the campus community on what it means to be inclusive and respectful with our LGBTQ students.
University of Alberta Pride Week celebrates the vibrant diversity of our campuses and recognizes our important individual and collective efforts in creating a welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful environment for sexual and gender minority students, faculty, and staff.
The first UofA Pride Week, founded by iSMSS in partnership with OUTreach, was held March 13-22, 2013 and featured over 25 events, lectures, workshops, performances, and activities.
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iSMSS celebrates the vibrant diversity of our campuses by recognizing and supporting
important and collective efforts in creating welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful environments for sexual and gender minority students, faculty, staff, and allies.
Sexual and gender minorities represents an evolving constellation of identities including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*,asexual, two-spirit, intersex, questioning, and queer.