Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

in the Department of Psychology

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Committee members

The Psychology Department's Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee is responsible for implementing the University of Calgary's policies related to equity and inclusion within our department.


Deinera Exner-Cortens

Faculty Member, Co-Chair

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Adam Murry

Faculty Member, Co-Chair

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Joshua Bourdage

Faculty Member

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Cara MacInnis

Faculty Member

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Joshua Madsen

Faculty Member

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Derya Sargin

Faculty Member

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Melanie Noel

Faculty Member

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Kristin Von Ranson

Faculty Member

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Anna MacKinnon

Postdoctoral Scholar

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Nicole Racine

Postdoctoral Scholar

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Elaine Atay

Graduate Student

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Camille Mori

Graduate Student

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Michaela Patton

Graduate Student

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Lorena Solis

Graduate Student

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Tamara Williamson

Graduate Student

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Emiko Muraki

Graduate Student

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Franci Sterzer

Graduate Student

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Jusnoor Aujla

Undergraduate Student

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Shelley Wind

Staff Representative

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Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen

Faculty Member, Past Chair (on RSL)

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Michelle Zepeda

Graduate Student (Past member)

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Laura Hernandez

Research Assistant (Past Member)

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Michelle Vogt

Staff Representative (Past Member)

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Aboriginal Student Policy

  • This policy aims to ensure the provision of a University learning environment that: a) encourages full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students, and b) enriches all aspects of the intellectual and cultural life of the University of Calgary through full participation of Aboriginal students.

Employment Equity Policy

  • The purpose of this policy is to establish the terms under which the University of Calgary implements employment equity under the Government of Canada Federal Contractors Program.

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

  • The purpose of this policy is to enhance awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals subjected to, or who become aware of, Harassment. 

Workplace Violence Policy

  • This policy aims to ensure: a) workers understand that Workplace Violence is considered to be a serious offence and will not be tolerated; b) those subjected to Workplace Violence have access to assistance in order to pursue a complaint; and c) those subjected to or aware of Workplace Violence are advised of available recourse.

Academic Accommodation of students with disabilities

  • The purpose of this procedure is to outline the University’s application and review process for a request for Accommodation made by a Student with a Disability.

Student Accommodation Policy

  • The purpose of this policy is to set out the University’s Duty to Accommodate Students, in its role as a service provider, under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

Sexual assault and other sexual misconduct

  • The purpose of this policy is: a) to set out the University’s policy related to Sexual Violence; and b) through the related procedures, establish the processes by which the University will respond to allegations of Sexual Violence.

Procedure for Protected Disclosures

  • A “Protected Disclosure” means any disclosure: i. made pursuant to the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (Alberta); ii. involving an allegation of a breach of the Code of Conduct; or iii. involving an allegation of a breach of any other University policy where a Respondent is an Academic Staff Member, Appointee, Contractor, Volunteer or Postdoctoral Scholar. This procedure outlines the process by which: a) individuals may make a Protected Disclosure; b) the University will respond to a Protected Disclosure; and c) individuals will be protected from Reprisals for making a Protected Disclosure.