Associate Dean, Pluralism and Inclusion, Faculty of Arts

Aruna Srivastava, PhD

The associate dean, pluralism and inclusion focuses on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives, strategic planning on inclusive pluralism, and on initiatives for and education about accessibility for students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

This work will be carried out in consultation with existing arts committees and ongoing initiatives, as well as UCalgary strategic plans and commitments to pluralism, equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and decolonization.

  • Advocates for pluralism, Indigenous initiatives, and equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) in the critical evaluation of governance, policy, and culture
  • Assists and advises on the creation and development of policies and communities of practice, internal and external to arts, regarding pluralism, EDIA, and Indigenous engagement
  • Supports faculty and students to clarify issues and recommend strategies to resolve complex issues related to inclusive excellence

Committee service

The associate dean, pluralism and inclusion chairs or sits on the following committees:

Faculty of Arts strategies and plans

Strategic Plan 2024-29

Explore strategic plan

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Arts

Explore EDI

Research in Arts

Explore Arts research