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About Us

office of Human Rights & Equity Services, Accessibility, Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment.  McMaster University Student Centre, @HRESMcMaster, Facebook: / HRESMcMaster, www.hres.mcmaster.ca

Vision

 

We envision an inclusive and accessible McMaster community that reflects the principles of respect, diversity and collaboration. 

Purpose

 

The Equity and Inclusion Office is committed to building and sustaining meaningful partnerships within the McMaster community by:

 

1. Engaging in Institutional Change to:

    • promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, consistent with a culture of human rights and the spirit of global citizenship
    • acknowledge and redress systemic, structural and historical power imbalances and exclusions
    • advance the University’s strategic goal of building an inclusive community with a shared purpose, including the prioritization and integration of Indigenous perspectives into all University constituencies and activities.

 

2. Leading Policy Development, Implementation and Review to:

    • ensure the proper, efficient and effective administration of University human rights policies in a manner that upholds the principles of confidentiality, equality and dignity
    • identify, remove and prevent barriers that limit accessibility across the University community 

 

3.  Heightening Awareness and Providing Education through:

    • subject matter expertise on the principles of human rights and equity in educational initiatives and in the resolution of complaints
    • promotion and support of initiatives that build an inclusive community with a shared purpose in conjunction with the President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC) and other partners
    • full accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all areas of campus life, including education on and compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).