Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee

ULFA’s Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee examines and documents the existing situation at the University of Lethbridge in order to develop a profile of diversity.

Terms of Reference

1. To examine and document the existing situation with respect to gender, equity, and diversity at the University of Lethbridge.
2. To identify best practices and recommended strategies to redress inequitable treatment of academic staff.
3. To make recommendations to ULFA Executive and standing committees with respect to equity and diversity issues affecting the academic staff of the University of Lethbridge.
4. To promote equity and diversity within the broader University of Lethbridge community.
5. To support the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015) as pertaining to educational reform (as outlined particularly in Calls to Action 10, 11, 16, 62, 63, 65) through work carried out under 1. 2. 3. and 4.

Membership Criteria

The diverse groups on campus should be represented in the composition of the Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee. Elected members shall serve two-year terms and, whenever possible, three new members shall be elected each year.
Ex officio: ULFA President, past Chair where applicable.
Elected: Chair and six (6) members; The Past Chair of the committee should, if possible, serve ex officio on the committee.

Committee Members


Past Chair
Andrea Cuellar, Anthropology
Phone: (403) 329-2521
Term: 2020 – 2022
e-mail: andrea.cuellar@uleth.ca

Chair
Beth Gerwin, Modern Language
Phone: (403) 329-4572
Term: 2020 – 2022
e-mail: GEDCchair@ulfa.ca

Arts & Science:
Michael Stingl, Philosophy
Phone: (403) 329-2504
Term: 2020-2022
e-mail: stingl@uleth.ca

Arts & Science
Michelle Hogue, Indigenous Student Success Cohort
Phone: (403) 394-2088
Term: 2020 – 2022
e-mail: michelle.hogue@uleth.ca

Arts & Science
Gülden Özcan, Sociology
Phone: (403) 332-4554
Term: 2019-2021
e-mail: gulden.ozcan@uleth.ca

Arts & Science
Jennifer Mather, Psychology
Phone: (403) 329-2423
Term: 2019-2021
e-mail: mather@uleth.ca

Arts & Science
Conor Snoek, Indigenous Studies
Phone: (403) 332-2721
Term: 2019 – 2020
e-mail: conor.snoek@uleth.ca

The 2018 ULFA Survey of Faculty Perceptions on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Final Report October 2019.