Human Rights & Equity Services actively participates in the following organizations:
Anti-Violence Network (AVN)
The AVN is a group of students, staff and faculty who, since march 1997, have met to share concerns, offer support and coordinate efforts against violence on campus including the annual solidarity event Mac Supports Take Back the Night and International Women's Day.
For more details visit their website at www.mcmaster.ca/avn
Community of Practice (CoP) on Accessibility
This group was established in November 2012 by the Center for Leadership in Learning (CLL) and is comprised of a community of individuals committed to advancing accessibility and effecting change in order to create accessible environments at McMaster for learning, working, and being. For more information, please contact the Co-Chairs Clark Cipryk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Fudge-Schormans at email@example.com
McMaster Accessiblity Council (MAC)
MAC serves as the governing body for accessibility issues on campus, and is responsibile for ensuring the University's adherence to the AODA Accessibility Standards. The Council is comprised of senior administrators, including Vice-Presidents and Directors from various sectors of the University.
Membership of the Council is restricted to senior officers of the University. Consultants from the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, Student Accessibility Services and Human Resources, also attend MAC and form the MAC Working Group.
Click here to download the MAC Terms of Reference document.
President's Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC)
The mandate of PACBIC is to identify and anticipate issues affecting equity-seeking communities, both within the University and relevant to those seeking access to the University, and advises the President on such issues. Its membership is comprised of representatives from undergraduate and graduate student populations, as well as from faculty, staff and senior administration. The Office of Human Rights & Equity Services provides administrative support to PACBIC and to its working groups.
For more details visit their website at www.mcmaster.ca/pacbic