Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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Advocate for all genders, races and marginalized students and staff, creating a safe and welcoming environment on campus.

Upcoming Events

Conflict Resolution 
Wednesday, November 17 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.

This free workshop hosted by Canadian Women and Sport is open to all female students. Conflict, in its many forms, is an inevitable part of our personal and professional lives. This workshop will ensure participants can understand and resolve conflict professionally.
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Conflict Resolution 

Wednesday, December 1 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
This free workshop hosted by Canadian Women and Sport is open to all students. Conflict, in its many forms, is an inevitable part of our personal and professional lives. This workshop will ensure participants can understand and resolve conflict professionally.
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Influencing Change 
Wednesday, December 15 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.

This free workshop hosted by Canadian Women and Sport is open to all female students. Whether influencing change in your organization, across the sport and physical activity system, or more broadly in society, this workshop will provide participants with theory and practical tools for success.
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Effective Networking
Wednesday, January 5 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.

This free workshop hosted by Canadian Women and Sport is open to all female students. Strong networking skills can be a valuable tool, both personally and professionally. From building organizational partnerships to knowing about upcoming events, building your network is a long-term investment with great payoffs.
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Leading With Confidence
Wednesday, January 19 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.

This free workshop hosted by Canadian Women and Sport is open to all female students.
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Find Community

Indigenous Olds College

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Olds College is situated on traditional Treaty Seven Territory and Region Three of the Alberta Metis Nation. We recognize that Indigenous Peoples are the first peoples of our country and we honour and respect those roots. At Olds College, our goal is to foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among all learners. Indigenous students, along with members of faculty and staff at the College have expressed a desire to have spaces on campus that reflect the rich history and culture of Indigenous people.

Indigenous Olds College

Black Scholars Club

The Black Canadas Scholars is a mentoring, advocacy, and empowerment group for Black students. It is one part learning, one part support, and one part leadership. The group engages explorations in Canada’s Black history, offers a space for questions and support, and encourages members to take their knowledge and experience out into the wider world to provide a voice for marginalized groups/people where necessary. 

Purpose

Academic institutions are not always welcoming spaces for Black students because society has stereotyped Blackness as lacking intellectual or academic ability. The purpose of the group is to provide Black students with the strong sense that they, too, belong here. 

This group meets monthly on the first Tuesday or Thursday. 

To join, contact Bertrand Bickersteth, Communications Instructor.

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)

The Olds College GSA is an informal club bringing together students, faculty, and staff who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ or as allies. The GSA’s goal is to provide its members with opportunities for community, socializing, education, and support. On the student side, we organize social events, including movie nights and guest speakers.

The staff/faculty contingent of the GSA hopes to foster a campus culture of safety and respect by advocating for increased opportunities for sexuality and gender training, as well as the creation of safe spaces.

The GSA does not have a set meeting schedule. Any student or staff member that is interested in joining the GSA can contact either Keith Friedlander at kfriedlander@oldscollege.ca or Bertrand Bickersteth at bbickersteth@oldscollege.ca.

Resources

Gender Pronouns
Gender Diversity

Find Safe Spaces on Campus 

  • Health and Wellness located in the lower level of LRC

  • Broncos Athletics located in the RKC

  • Marketing & Communications located in the lower level of LRC