Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

McGill University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Veronica Amberg
Manager
Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Joint Committee on Equity shall recommend University policy regarding under-represented groups, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. To this end, it shall review the recruitment and status of the under-represented groups at the University and recommend ameliorations to the Senate and the Board of Governors.
We have an Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity), and an Employment Equity unit within Human Resources. The Social Equity and Diversity Education office provides a variety of products including training, workshops, policy work, and volunteer engagement opportunities for students, staff and faculty.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Together with the LGBTQ Advisor, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Advisor offers a range of training services. This year, the SEDE advisors are proud to offer the Safer Spaces Workshops. This suite of three workshops covers issues of:

* Diversity and Anti-discrimination
* Queer and Trans Issues
* Issues in Race and Culture
* Indigenous culture and history
* Disabilities and universal design (in partnership with co-facilitators from the Office of Students with Disabilities
* Sexual assault (in partnership with co-facilitators from the Dean of Students' Harm Reduction Officer)
* Employment equity training

In addition, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Advisor is available for made-to-measure workshops for departments, units, or student organizations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.