September 22: Diversity in Governance

Please click here for a Calendar of Events for GovWeek.

Beyond Diversity and Inclusion


• Workshop
• 09/22/2017
• 10am-12pm
• SUB 0-31

Beyond Diversity & Inclusion: In this interactive and collaborative session, participants will learn and deepen their understanding about the barriers people face at the university and wider community from an anti-oppressive lense. What are the structural barriers faced by students and members of our communities? Where do they come from? How do we work together to not only create a better campus, but to create a better world? This introductory session will act a conversation starter and get participants thinking critically about the world and their place in it.

How Identity Matters in Undergraduate Student Leadership

UASU: Department of Research & Political Affairs

• Presentation
• 09/22/2017
• 2 -3pm
• SUB 0-31

Join the Students' Union Department of Research and Political Affairs as they announce the findings of their year long research project, "Identity Matters!"

In February 2017, the Research and Political Affairs Department of the Students’ Union (SU) of the University of Alberta undertook a study to examine whether and how identity (gender, race, sexuality, age) matters to undergraduate involvement and desire to seek elected office in post-secondary student governance. The analysis examines the experience of elected student leaders at the faculty association, Students' Council, and SU Executive levels.

Small Strides

University of Alberta Students' Union

• Workshop
• 09/22/2017
• 3 -5pm
• SUB 0-31

STRIDE is a new program created by the Students' Union to help women and non-binary students overcome the diverse barriers to participating in SU elections and campus leadership positions. This mini session will discuss the origin and purpose of the STRIDE program, and allow you to sample some of the material that will be covered this year.

Closing Keynote: Minister Stephanie McLean

Presented by: UASU VP External and UAlberta Political Science Undergraduate Association / Students’ Union / UAlberta Political Science Undergraduate Association

• Keynote
• 09/22/2017
• 12 - 1:30pm
• Myer Horowitz

Students, staff and members from the public are all welcome to join us as the Honorable Stephanie McLean, Minister of Status of Women, Minister of Service Alberta, and MLA for Calgary-Varsity shares some words as our 2017 GovWeek closing keynote.

Following the theme of Fridays events, "Diversity in Governance", Minister McLean will be speaking to the experience and role women play in governance in our province. The Minister's speech will be followed by light refreshments in the Myer Horrowitz lobby.

Stephanie McLean was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member for the constituency of Calgary-Varsity on May 5, 2015. She was appointed Minister of Service Alberta and Status of Women on February 2, 2016. Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, she started a small business practicing law and later partnered to create GTM LLP where she practiced in Family and Criminal litigation. Minister McLean is passionate about social justice, health care, advanced education, women’s rights and consumer protection. She and her husband Shane, as well as their new baby Patrick, are residents of Calgary-Varsity.

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Room 2-900
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7