|Submission Date||Aug. 11, 2020|
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
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?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
As the primary champion of the University’s Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities, the Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment provides free services on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. It provides leadership and support for initiatives and policies that contribute to a positive, healthy, equitable, respectful and inclusive campus environment.
UNB has established a Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights. The committee provides a bi-campus forum for sharing information, generating discussion and fostering collaboration on matters related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at UNB and beyond. The committee’s terms of reference ensure broad representation from members of equity-seeking groups and across all campus constituencies.
The committee’s mandate includes fostering collaboration among equity stakeholders, developing and delivering relevant equity educational and service programming, strategic planning and goal setting. The committee is also mandated to establish project working groups to address equity directives such as those implemented by the CRCP. Current, on-going and proposed activities include:
- Further developing the equity curriculum available to all UNB hiring committees (academic and non-academic);
- Engaging senior management groups, including Dean’s Council and non-academic directors, in the equity planning and goal setting exercises while continuing to educate and inspire on matters of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in 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:
The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment provides free workshops, educational programs and presentations to members of the University community on issues related to its work. We work with students and student groups, staff unions and associations, individual administrative and academic units, groups of leaders and managers, groups of instructors, and many more. We are willing to work with members of the community to design such programs to suit their individual needs, in terms of subject matter, educational approach, location, time and date and duration of the session. We have done everything from a five-minute introduction to the work of the office or the major issues we cover to half-day and full-days sessions on specific issues, such as sexual harassment, employment equity, inclusive workplace or classroom, etc. We try as much as possible to work with campus partners with expertise in specific areas in creating and implementing these sessions.
The following is a brief list of some of the programs we can offer:
- Introduction to Your Rights and Responsibilities at UNB (as students, staff, faculty members, administrators);
- Introduction to the new Policy and Procedures on Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Harassment;
- Inclusive Language;
- Tips on Creating an Inclusive Workplace or Classroom;
- Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace;
- Sexual Harassment - A Primer
- Consent Issues and Sexual Assault
- Positive Spaces Training around Inclusion, Diversity.
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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