Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Council on Employment Equity Through Affirmative Action represents the Dalhousie community. The Council on Employment Equity Through Affirmative Action works through, and with, the Human Rights & Equity Advisor to implement and make continuously effective Dalhousie's policy on affirmative action and equal opportunity.


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Bonnie Best-Fleming, Human Rights and Equity Advisor
Robin Oakley, DFA representative
Raymond Bundy, NSUPE representative
Marcia Ozier, CUPE representative
Cherilyn MacIntosh, NSGEU representative
Christina MacNeil, DPMG representative
Michelle McDonald, Aboriginal Peoples Representative
Melvina Jones , Racially Visible Peoples Representative
Michelle Mahoney, Person with Disability Representative
Student Representative
Ken Burt, Vice-President - Finance & Administration
Bonnie Neuman, Vice-President - Student Services
Katherine Sheehan, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Carolyn Watters, Vice-President Academic and Provost


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

The overall mandate of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Harassment Prevention is to foster and support an inclusive working and learning environment where all members of the University community share responsibility for establishing and maintaining a climate of respect.

The Office is responsible for administering a number of University policies including: the Accommodation Policy; the Employment Equity Through Affirmative Action Policy; complaints based on the Statement of Prohibited Discrimination; the Personal Harassment Policy; and the Sexual Harassment Policy. The Advisors also liaise with the Office of the Vice-President, Student Services regarding the Code of Student Conduct.

Other initiatives in the Office include education and training on topics such as diversity, accommodation, respectful and inclusive working and learning environments, harassment awareness and prevention, sexual assault, conflict resolution and more. Workshops are offered regularly for students, faculty and staff.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
4

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Bonnie Best-Fleming

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Human Rights & Equity Advisor

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Reporting directly to the President, the Human Rights & Equity Advisor, as executive officer of the Council on Employment Equity Through Affirmative Action, is responsible for the implementation and effective maintenance of Dalhousie's policy on affirmative action and equal opportunity. This Human Rights & Equity Advisor is a member of the President's Advisory Council and shall have free access to all information, general and specific, on employment at Dalhousie, including the right to attend all Committee, Senate or Board meetings dealing with employment.

The Human Rights & Equity Advisor and his or her staff will:
• Compile and monitor inventories of designated group members employed at Dalhousie.
• Collect and analyze external workforce data.
• Based on these inventories and workforce data, prepares and recommends measurable goals and timetables for the recruitment, advancement and work environment of members of the designated groups.
• Devises and recommend to all levels of the administration of the University recruitment, outreach, training and sensitization strategies relating to affirmative action for members of the designated groups.
• Advise and assist all levels of the administration in carrying out recruitment and outreach programs and training and sensitization sessions.
• Monitor the University's performance under this policy, receive complaints, and, with the Council, recommend strategies for improvement to the President and other levels of administration.
• Provide periodic reviews of the implementation of this policy to the President and the Council


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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