The University of Lethbridge has a policy on diversity and employment equity available here. It includes this statement: "The University of Lethbridge is committed to achieving and maintaining a fair and representative workplace through the development and implementation of an employment equity plan where diversity is valued and all individuals are provided full opportunity to develop their potential by removing barriers in selection, hiring, development and advancement. In practice, all policies and procedures will ensure that individuals are not denied opportunity for reasons unrelated to merit, and that reasonable accommodations will be made to enable them to participate equitably in all levels of employment. The plan will comply with relevant statutory obligations as well as all University employment contracts and agreements, policies and guidelines."
This policy is to be interpreted as relating broadly to the Canada Research Chairs Program and the institution’s broader research enterprise. The University of Lethbridge is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to the Canada Research Chairs Program, other Tri-Agency institutional programs, and the entire community. We are proud to have no gaps in our current chair utilization relative to the targets set for our institution for the four designated groups and we are committed to continuing to meet and exceed the equity targets within our portfolio of Canada Research Chairs. This institution is also proud of its deep ties with its Kanai and Piikani First Nations neighbours – based on Blackfoot legend, they gave the university its Blackfoot name “Nato’ohkotok” (Medicine Rock) to indicate the wisdom, knowledge, solidarity, and connection to the land and people of Blackfoot territory. The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. It especially welcomes applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual and gendered minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. Additionally, the University of Lethbridge recognizes that researchers have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are strongly encouraged to explain any personal circumstances in order to allow for a fair assessment of their outstanding research achievements.