In 2021, the President’s Office, along with a working group of the President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion created an EDI wall calendar. The goal was for it to be a catalyst for discussion, reflection, action, and collaboration. The feedback from students, employees, and community members was incredibly positive, and so the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office is pleased to share with you the 2022 edition.
Given the significant challenges of the last two years and the inequities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the ongoing pandemic constraints, recurrent themes of the art inside are hope, joy, and transformation. There is hope for the future and there is determined effort to make space for joy amidst the ongoing transformation.
This calendar highlights significant dates and events throughout the year. Included here are public and statutory holidays, secular and religious, as well as cultural and creed-based commemoratory or celebratory observances and holidays. Due to diverse calendar systems observed by various faith groups (sometimes with differing ecclesiastical declarations between different denominations), creed groups, and cultural groups, as well as diversity within each respective group, and different family and individual observances, some variances in these dates do occur.
It is important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list nor is the calendar a static document. Some of these dates are subject to change and will be updated in the digital version. Also, we have endeavored to be thorough and mindful in terms of accuracy of the content. Should you have requests for updates or revisions, if you discover any errors, or if you have any questions, please connect with Sundeep Hans, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Sundeep.Hans@ufv.ca.
If would like to request a printed copy of the calendar be sent to you, please contact Lisa McMartin in the President's Office at Lisa.McMartin@ufv.ca.