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Precision Equity and Social Justice Office (PESJO)

Cumming School of Medicine's centralized resource for promoting equity, accessibility, and authentic belonging. Formerly the Office of Professionalism, Equity and Diversity (OPED).


Please note that the website for the Precision Equity and Social Justice Office is currently undergoing revamping- please be patient with us as we make changes!

Equity and Diversity

Equity & Diversity

Professionalism

Professionalism


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Nominations are closed for the 2023 CSM Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Award

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) values equity, diversity and inclusive excellence in our health care, research, and medical education. Within the CSM, individuals and groups are making a difference in these spaces.

The CSM EDIA Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams for the efforts they invest in creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive culture at CSM, and/or within their community of practice. 

Watch this space for announcement of the winners of the CSM EDIA Award for 2023!

Nominations closed on Oct. 31, 2023.


Foothills Campus Community Pantry

The Foothills campus community pantry of nonperishable food and essentials is a grassroots initiative designed to help address a need. You can find the pantry in the Health Sciences Centre atrium (also known as Hippocrates Mall), near the staircase that leads up to the library. It is available to all self-identified Foothills campus community members with needs, and stocked by all members wishing to donate nonperishable food and essentials.

This initiative operates on a Take what you need, Share what you can model. 

Visit the initiative website for more information.


Gender neutral washrooms and multi-faith room

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) values equity, diversity and inclusive excellence in our health care, research, and medical education.  We are working to ensure the campus space reflects the needs of our community.

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Washrooms for all

The Foothills campus has a number of gender neutral and accessible washroom facilities. Several of these facilities have baby change stations as well. Click on the button below to view the location of each of these on a map.

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Multi-faith room

There is a drop-in multi-faith room at the Foothills campus. This room holds approximately 8 people. It has two spaces separated by a partition. Click on the button below for a map indicating the location of this space.


Support to Entry Program (STEP)

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) ) is pleased to offer the Support to Entry Program (STEP). 

The CSM recognizes the academy’s historic exclusion and discrimination against people who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized minorities, 2SLGBTQ+, persons with diverse abilities and those facing financial barriers. STEP is designed to address barriers that equity-deserving groups encounter when preparing to enter medicine and health science studies and was developed in collaboration with CSM students. 

STEP participants have the opportunity to receive support, guidance, resources, and/or mentorship for MCAT preparation, applications and interviews. 

Go to the STEP website to review program eligibility and to complete the application form.

Questions? Please contact STEP@ucalgary.ca


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Sign up for the PESJO Newsletter!

Interested in hearing about upcoming events and current resources related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and wellness?

The Precision Equity and Social Justice Office sends an e-newsletter listing activities, events, and resources available from CSM and external organizations.

Click on the button below to subscribe to the newsletter, or email us at pesjo@ucalgary.ca to provide content for an upcoming newsletter.


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