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Our team has come together with a shared passion for Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Celebration. Pride Week was created by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services and OUTreach, and is a colourful and vibrant expression of our diverse campus community. Ultimately, University of Alberta Pride Week is about engaging our campus communities to come together to collectively build and support safe, caring, and respectful campus environments for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ*) and allied students, staff, and faculty. It is also one key way in which we help to collectively live out our campus commitment expressed in the vision of Dare to Discover, which is “to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community” and to foster “a diverse, yet inclusive, dynamic collegial community that welcomes change and seizes opportunity with passion and creativity.” Pride Week includes an eclectic array of accessible events, inclusive activities, and diverse volunteering opportunities. As well, Pride Week provides a networking framework for LGBTQ* students and allies to form lasting friendships and join supportive communities. Tweet your Pride! #UAlbertaPrideWeek



The University of Alberta Safe Spaces Climate Report (2013) report highlights the development, findings, and recommendations of the first research conducted on the campus climate for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. The following list of quotes from students and survey stats shows the need for further outreach and visible supports, such as pride week, for sexual and gender minority students at the university of Alberta:

“It's so frustrating, feels like nobody my age gets it. It's weird how it's so acceptable to mock gay people and nobody thinks there is anything distasteful being said.”

“I can tell you from observation these are generally trying and in some cases despairingly difficult times to those who are dealing with [gender] transition.”

“It is horrible when I hear [homophobic language] and it makes me very uncomfortable and angry.”

“…this has all caused a lot of pain for me as I…have been doing so alone, in silence, never having confided in anyone. There isn't a person in the world who knows this about me [that I am gay], which means there isn't a single person in the world who really knows me.”



Wonderfully, University of Alberta Pride week is celebrted and supported by the institution's administration. This support can be summed up by this quote from our University President and Vice-Chancellor
, Indira V. Samarasekera:

“I am proud of the University of Alberta’s continued leadership to create a safe and supportive campus for all of our students, faculty and staff. Pride week is an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the University of Alberta as a place of acceptance, inclusion and equality for sexual and gender minorities and their allies.”

Pride Week, and the community that surrounds it, empowers the supportive University of Alberta community to encourage safe spaces for all students to excel in. We believe everyone at the University of Alberta deserves to be celebrated for who they are. We want this year’s Pride Week to continue to reflect our diverse campus community, and promote educational resources for all.





Thank you so much for your support, and for joining us on this incredible journey!







Family Day - an inspiring day for community

  Published on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 05:35 PM (MST)
Family day is a day for everyone, and we must remember that for many folks, LGBTQ in particular, family rejection is a reality. Pride Week at the University of Alberta can be one of the ways that we create a loving environment for our LGBTQ students and staff.

I am just completely thrilled and in awe of our community for coming together in such an amazing way to support the University of Alberta Pride Week campaign. THANK YOU. We have reached 42% in just 10 days! 20 days to go - let's keep the momentum going!




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Help us raise awareness of the awesome events we’re hosting throughout UofA Pride Week. $5 covers the cost of printing 5 colored posters or one lawn sign!

Wave to Us!

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Provide 20 rainbow flags so UofA community members can ‘wave’ their pride during the Pride Parade!

Celebrate Us!

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Help provide Pink T-Shirts for students to wear on Pink T-Shirt Day!

Feed Us!

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Help us provide gluten free and vegan food options at our events. This helps keep our events accessible for people who have dietary restrictions.

Raise Us!

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Help us be visible to every student and staff at the UofA by supporting a Pride Week flag-banner!

Speak to Us!

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Help support speaker honouraria and room bookings for the Coming Out Monologues, Intersectionality Series, and other key events!

Include Us!

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Supply ASL interpretive and CART (closed captioning) services at an event to ensure we make our events as accessible as possible!