Irfan Chaudhry

Irfan Chaudhry has been working in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) since 2011. He currently works as Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity at MacEwan University and in this capacity, he leads the development of human rights, diversity, and equity initiatives within the institution.

He has held numerous roles within the EDI space including project leadership positions with the City of Edmonton’s Racism Free Edmonton project and the Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership; advisory positions with the Edmonton Police Service Chief of Police Diversity Recruitment Committee and Chief of Police Community Advisory Committee; the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, as well as committee roles with Public Safety Canada’s Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence.

Chaudhry has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Alberta. He serves as Vice President for the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination in Higher Education and on the Public Safety Canada in the Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence.