Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.80
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Saint John
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

The Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights oversees the integration of equity work at the University — such as programming and resource development — under the guidance of UNB’s Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan and UNB’s The Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Harassment Policy.

The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment functions as a by-campus portal for any member of the University community- including students, faculty, and staff that is seeking help or to file a complaint of harassment or discrimination under UNB’s Policy. Also, when individuals reach out to the Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment, they are referred to resources available through the University, including support services.

Student support services are listed here: https://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/studentservices/

The staff and faculty support service is found here: https://www.unb.ca/hr/_resources/pdf/efap2017.pdf

In addition to the above-mentioned resources, The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment also provides a list of other resources for all members of the campus community. The resources list can be found here: https://www.unb.ca/humanrights/resources/index.html

The protocol for handling complaints under the UNB’s The Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Harassment Policy is outlined within the policy here:
https://www.unb.ca/humanrights/rights_responsibilities.html


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

Bridging Year: This program from the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre provides Indigenous students the opportunity to upgrade the courses required for admission and guarantees them acceptance into the undergraduate degree program of their choice. The program also includes:
- Bridging year orientation;
- Cultural growth and support;
- Academic, career and personal guidance; and
- Events and activities year-round.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

The Student Accessibility Centre provides access to a variety of on-campus services and support to UNB Students with documented visible and invisible disabilities.
The Centre supports students enrolled in on-line courses with the review of medical documentation, the approval of appropriate accommodations, notification to instructors of the approved accommodations, and assistance with grant funding applications. The centre offers guidance, support, advocacy and advice from staff, arranges for instructional, classroom and test/examination accommodations, transition and mentoring support among many other services.

The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), located on traditional territory of Wolastoqiyik at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, provides a learning environment for Indigenous students to develop a strong cultural foundation as well as academic and professional skills, and offers opportunities for all UNB students and faculty to become familiar with Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey histories, cultures, contributions and treaty rights through principles of respect, sharing, harmony, acceptance and unity in diversity. MWC promotes the professional growth and self-determination of First Nations through its programs, services, and research.

Counseling Services offers free and confidential support services to full- and part-time students. Their team is made up of Counsellors and Doctoral & Masters-level interns who help students to create a treatment plan that will meet their specific needs.


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
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Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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