Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Université du Québec à Montréal
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

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Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Cynthia Philippe
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:

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:

UQAM create an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Secretariat (2019)

For staff and students, UQAM relies on:

- A program to support the francization and integration of immigrants

- A preventive support service

- An office that aims to reduce sexual violence and psychological harassment

-An office to receive complaints from people who feel aggrieved or victims of any form of injustice

For staff:

An equity, diversity and inclusion advisor is responsible for developing and implementing an institutional strategy, coordinating employment equity programs, as well as monitoring the various action plans. UQAM set up an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Secretariat (EDI) in the fall of 2019.

For UQAM students, services are offered to specific groups:

- Indigenous students

- Students with a disability

- Foreign students

- Student parents

A Standing Advisory Committee on Inclusive Education was also created in 2018, with the mandate of:

1) Advising the Studies Commission on the Development of Inclusive Education

2) Proposing a Policy on Inclusive Education

3) Make a census of implementation of inclusive practices

4) Promote inclusive education policy

5) Facilitate, in a perspective of collaboration, the groups concerned for the development and concerted implementation of inclusive education practices

6) To propose to the Studies Commission concrete measures resulting from the consultation process with a view to advancing the objectives of inclusive education

7) To report on its activities once a year to the Studies Commission at the end of the academic year.

Pour le personnel et les personnes étudiantes, l’UQAM compte sur :

-Un programme de soutien à la francisation et à l’intégration des personnes immigrantes

-Un service d’accompagnement préventif

-Un bureau qui vise à réduire les violences à caractère sexuelle et le harcèlement psychologique

-Un bureau pour recevoir les plaintes des personnes qui s’estiment lésées ou victimes de toute forme d’injustice

Pour le personnel :

Une conseillère équité, diversité et inclusion est responsable de développer une stratégie institutionnelle et de la mettre en oeuvre, de coordonner les programmes d'équité en emploi, ainsi que d'assurer le suivi des divers plans d'actions. L’UQAM s’est doté d’un Secrétariat équité, diversité et inclusion (EDI) à l’automne 2019. (un comité institutionnel sera lancé sous peu, à documenter éventuellement).

Pour les personnes étudiantes de l'UQAM : Des services sont offerts à des groupes spécifiques :

-Étudiante et étudiant autochtones

-Étudiante et étudiant en situation de handicap

-Étudiante et étudiant étrangers

-Étudiante et étudiant parents

-Un Comité conseil permanent sur l'éducation inclusive a aussi été créé en 2018, ayant pour mandat de :

1)Conseiller la Commission des études sur le développement de l'éducation inclusive

2) Proposer une Politique en matière d'éducation inclusive

3) Recenser la mise en œuvre de pratiques inclusives

4) Promouvoir la politique d'éducation inclusive

5) Animer, dans une perspective de collaboration, les groupes concernés pour le développement et la mise en œuvre concertée de pratiques d'éducation inclusive

6) Proposer à la Commission des études des mesures concrètes issues de processus de consultation en vue de l'avancement des objectifs de l'éducation inclusive

7) Faire rapport de ses activités une fois par année à la Commission des études en fin d'année académique.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Since 2019, all staff and students are required to take online training on sexual violence. Training courses for specific groups (student associations and unions executives, people in charge of organizing events, people in positions of authority, etc.) are also offered by the Office of Intervention and prevention of harassment (https://harcelement.uqam.ca/prevention/vacs2a/).

The Academic Support Training Center offers workshops and training on inclusive education, as a central or cross-cutting theme. As an indication, on August 25, 26 and 27, 2020, a series of training courses and workshops are offered to teaching staff who wish to learn or improve their distance learning in university teaching. Inclusive education is a cross-cutting theme during this training. Teaching staff are particularly encouraged to identify the particularities of distance university education according to the diversity of student profiles and to draw inspiration from various initiatives, such as: the MOOC in Indigenous Art and the presentation of an admission exam completely online for the LSQ Interpretation Major.

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