UCalgary Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week | Keynote Address Hosted by Haskayne

Kendal Netmaker on Indigenous Awareness & Education

As part of UCalgary’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week, the Haskayne School of Business is pleased to present a virtual keynote address from Kendal Netmaker.

Indigenous peoples are the fastest growing demographic in Canada, and there are over 370 million Indigenous people in over 90 countries worldwide. In this powerful keynote, Kendal will give the audience a glimpse into Indigenous peoples’ worldview and share his story of living and thriving in two different worlds.

This event is co-presented by the University of Calgary’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m. MST
Zoom – link provided before event

About Kendal Netmaker
Kendal Netmaker is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and storyteller. From Sweetgrass First Nation, Netmaker and his siblings were raised by their single mother on reserve. He is a leading entrepreneur whose passion to succeed is contagious. He has founded and invested in five businesses, including Neechie Gear, a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to help underprivileged youth take part in sports. He is the author of Driven to Succeed: From Poverty To Podium.

About UCalgary’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week
EDI Week is an annual week-long series of events and activities showcasing the University of Calgary’s commitments and efforts toward advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Each year, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion celebrates UCalgary's commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable climate for the pursuit of the institution’s EDI mission with a variety of activities and events. The theme for EDI Week 2022 is: From Commitment to Action: Building Equitable Pathways and Futures in the University.

About Haskayne’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
In 2020 the first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the Haskayne School of Business was formed. Lead by Dr. Sandy Hershcovis and Dr. Sherry Weaver, this committee is tasked with creating the very first DEI strategy for the school. Comprised of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, the committee meets regularly to explore what DEI means to Haskayne and how we’ll make strides towards fostering a more welcoming environment for equity-deserving individuals in our community.

Questions? Please contact community@haskayne.ucalgary.ca


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