Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Carole Bourque
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Human Resources
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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:

Their mission is to provide leadership in the creation, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and practices on diversity, inclusion, equity, accessibility and the prevention of harassment and discrimination for the entire university community – students, faculty, employees and visitors.

This mission is carried out by the Director of Gender and Equity, a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, along with the Web Accessibility Compliance Coordinator and the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Officer. Additionally, some faculties have their own specific policies and staff positions that are dedicated to equity and inclusion within their departments. For example, the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine has a 'Policy for an Equity, Diversity and Gender Issues Committee (EDG)' in each department and research institute (http://www.med.uottawa.ca/edg/eng/policy_gic.html).


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:

Diversity and Inclusivity Training and Workshops:

Introduction à la diversité | Introduction to diversity: This interactive and practical two-module workshop focuses on broadening our understanding of diversity as well as practicing interacting in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.

Diversité intergénérationnelle en milieu de travail: Venez faire connaissance avec les cinq générations, leurs caractéristiques collectives, leurs valeurs et leurs spécificités. Découvrir les points communs, les influences et les contributions de chacune dans le milieu de travail afin d’être en mesure de mieux comprendre l’autre et ses besoins.

La communication interculturelle/Intercultural communication: This workshop provides an introduction to intercultural communication. Learn how to communicate more clearly and effectively in a multicultural working environment.

Introduction à l’accessibilité à l’Université d’Ottawa (LAPHO)/Introduction to accessibility at the University of Ottawa: Learn about the requirements for universities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and become familiar with the accessibility standards for customer service and information and communications.

La rédaction accessible/Accessible writing: Learn how to create documents that meet the requirements of the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications. Clear examples are used to show you how to easily create, format and save accessible documents and to communicate and provide information in an accessible way.

Rédaction de contenu Web accessible/Creating accessible Web content: Learn how to create Web content that meets the requirements of the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications.

Rédaction de courriels et d’infolettres accessibles/Creating accessible emails and newsletters: Learn how to create accessible emails (signature block, message text, attachments) and newsletters that meet the Accessibility Standards for Information and Communications.

Création d’un document Word accessible et conversion en format PDF/Creating accessible Word documents and converting to PDF;

Création d’une présentation PowerPoint accessible et conversion en format PDF/Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations and converting to PDF;

Création d’un document Excel accessible et conversion en format PDF/Creating accessible Excel documents and converting to PDF; and Rendre une vidéo accessible/Creating accessible videos


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