Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Accommodations for Students Under Protected Grounds:

Students attending Mount Royal University who identify as belonging to one of the protected grounds categories as defined by the Alberta Human Rights Act are entitled to receive reasonable academic accommodations up to the point of undue hardship. Students identifying with one of the non-disability related protected categories who are experiencing barriers to their education are encouraged to reach out to Janet Arnold (jrarnold@mtroyal.ca) to explore what academic accommodations may be available to assist them in order to participate fully in their academic studies.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workshops and Resources for Students:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is both a process and a goal at MRU. In collaboration with many other equity-seeking groups on campus, we provide educational workshops, seminars, peer groups, panel discussions, resources, and an opportunity for conversations that address issues of accessibility, equity and inclusion, privilege, and power that will continue to develop EDI competencies.


Student Participation:

DICE (Diversity & Inclusion Conversations & Experiences) Peer Group: This is a peer-lead group for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour. It has been initiated in response to racism and in support of the Black Lives Matters movement. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe community for racialized students that is a positive, supportive, and learning space, to educate ourselves and others on issues of social justice, and to promote the strength of diversity. This group meets every week during the fall and winter semesters.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Peer Leadership Group: These Peer Leaders will work with equity-seeking groups on campus to promote education and engagement around issues of social justice. The leadership team will have the opportunity to participate in events, lead peer groups, facilitate discussions, provide workshops and presentations, and work individually with other students on campus. 

For the full description and to apply, please visit the MRU Student Leadership webpage under “Community”.

Applications accepted from March - May each year. To apply, visit this Google Form.


Upcoming Workshops and Presentations:

Systemic Discrimination
Systemic discrimination refers to policies and practices that lead to the exclusion of certain groups from experiencing the same outcomes as majority groups. These policies and practices often seem to be equitable on the surface, but have discriminatory effects. In this session we will look at some examples of systemic discrimination and discuss the implications. Presented as a partnership between Access & Inclusion Services and the HCE Advocacy group.
3-4pm Thursday, November 18th, 2021


International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Paths to Success
In celebration of the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities, please join us as members of the MRU community share their paths to success!
Friday, Dec 3rd, 10-11:30am


Past workshops and Presentations:

  • What the Heck is UDL?
  • Unpacking Privilege
  • Myths and Stereotypes of Mental Illness
  • Conversations Around Black Lives Matter: Sharing Awareness
  • Beggars, Thieves, Invalids and Freaks: Questioning our assumptions about health, wellness, and disability
  • Increasing Cultural Competency
  • Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: Disability and Media Representation

Request an EDI workshop:

If you would like to request a presentation for your class or group, please complete this form or contact Janalee directly (jmorris@mtroyal.ca): https://forms.gle/CnsDBTn35jnFZghWA

EDI Resources