The vision of the Haskayne School of Business is to be a place where big ideas come to life and bold leaders thrive. This vision will be realized with a foundational commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the order is important.
Our first commitment is to ensure equity in access, respect, and support of ideas, leadership development, and impact. Big Ideas require collaboration, discussion, and debate.
Our second commitment is to recruit, retain, and embrace a diverse community that mirrors the communities we serve. Big ideas address complex problems, and complex problems require input from a diversity of perspectives.
Finally, no matter who you are, you belong. Our commitment to inclusion means that we each safely engage with complex problems and each share our ideas and experiences. Each one of us need to feel comfort and confidence as we bring our full selves to work.
We welcome you to join us for EDI week for one or several of the events and lectures our committee has organized. Registration in advance is required. We look forward to seeing you.
Join us for our first-ever EDIA 101 Series discussion on why we have gender-neutral washrooms at UCalgary. We will learn about the history, myths and misconceptions surrounding gender-neutral washrooms and engage in meaningful discussion about our experiences in Mathison Hall. This event will be facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Sullivan, PhD.
Dr. Rebecca Sullivan, PhD has over three decades experience in gender and sexual rights activism and scholarship. She has provided expert consultation on a wide range of EDI issues in the workplace. She is the author/editor of eight books, and currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant studying feminist media arts activism in Canada.
Space is limited so please register early to ensure your spot.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Mary Tidlund is an experienced Canadian businesswoman and philanthropist with extensive international experience. She was the co-founder and CEO of Williston Wildcatters Oil Corporation, a public oil and gas exploration and service company that pioneered horizontal drilling. In 1998, Mary transitioned from the energy industry to philanthropy and founded and led The Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation, a global not-for-profit that from 1998-2018, delivered 90 separate programs in 29 countries focusing on empowering women and children to make lasting changes to health and education, and the alleviation of poverty. Her philanthropic experience has given her the opportunity to develop a strong global understanding of innovative, relationship-based strategic conscious leadership on a global level. Mary has a demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire and foster cohesive direction to a diverse set of teams, stakeholders, and international community partners. She is a past Director with Women Moving Millions, Tostan International and is currently a trustee and board members of the NYC-based Grace Institute Foundation, Dallas, Texas-based public corporations Valhi Inc. and CompX International Inc. and the Alberta based Strategic Advisory Board of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. In addition to her current board governance work, Mary is the author of the recently published Memoirs of a Wildcat: Unadoptable, Unstoppable, Unconditional Love and is an inspiring public speaker.
Community leader and Canadian Football Hall of Famer Jon Cornish was elected the 15th chancellor of the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 2022. Cornish is most known for a legendary nine years as a member of the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (selected as the top Canadian player for three years consecutively). Cornish works with various non-profits and charities around Calgary and is president and founder of the Calgary Black Chambers, a non-profit working to make Calgary the best place to live and work for BIPOC people.
An ASL interpreter will be providing translation for this event.
Robert Andrews is the Executive Director of the AFOA Alberta and is the Program Director of Indigenous Business and Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Business, Athabasca University. He is a full-status First Nation and is a member of the Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Robert has developed and delivered management programs to Indigenous organizations across Canada and has authored numerous teaching case studies. He designed a culturally relevant management program for First Nations’ senior management. He co-developed the curriculum for Harvard Business School’s executive certificate - Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities for Indigenous Leaders. He has facilitated and offered training to many diverse groups, including First Nations’ Chief and Council and Federal and Provincial Departments, as well as professional associations and organizations.
He innovated management undergraduate instruction to Indigenous people to address systemic barriers to success with Athabasca University and co-developed their Indigenous major within the Bachelor of Commerce program as part of the No Limits initiative with the CPA Education Foundation and AFOA Alberta. He has been appointed to the organizing committee of the Canadian Association of Accounting Academics (CAAA) and CPA Canada to develop approaches for Canadian universities and colleges to indigenize their curricula and support reconciliation. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Athabasca University and the University of Calgary. Robert is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from CPA Alberta and the Impact Award from the CPA Alberta Education Foundation for his work with Indigenous management education.
Robert is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), holds an MBA with Distinction from Cornell University, Graduate Certificates in Evaluation and Social Impact Strategy from the University of Victoria and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Calgary where he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Haskayne School of Business. His research interests focus on understanding the role and efficacy of managerial training within Indigenous administrations and the socio-spiritual and economic impacts on community members. Robert is a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM).
Co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion