Many of you may have heard about the hateful demonstrations focused on 2SLGBTQIA+ communities that are taking place across Canada today.
It’s important that we acknowledge the harmful impacts of these events, especially for those part of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
McMaster actively rejects any form of discrimination based on one’s gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, and is steadfast in its approach to protecting human rights.
We remain committed to creating a university that upholds the principles of inclusivity, social justice and safety, and rejects hate and violence. We continue to actively examine our campus culture and enhance our safety protocols to foster a more inclusive, intentional and caring environment.
We encourage you to learn about the work of women and gender-diverse people by attending the library’s year-long series of events and displays focused on gender and justice. McMaster University Library launches year of events and displays focused on gender and justice.
Events such as these play a valuable role in promoting dialogue and understanding within our community.
As well, impacted McMaster community members are encouraged to reach out to the following resources:
- Email: Equity and Inclusion Office
- Email: Student Wellness Centre
- Website: McMaster Student Union Pride Community Centre
McMaster Student Union Women and Gender Equity Network
- Empower me by Studentcare
Mental Health and Wellness Support 24/7/365
- LGBT Youth Line
When: 4:00-9:30 p.m., Sunday-Friday
- Trans Lifeline
Faculty and staff can also find support through the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP):
- Contact Homewood Health through their website or by phone toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to book appointments, or access any EFAP service