Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Grace Wong Sneddon
Director Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Diversity and Equity
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

UVic has special programming in place to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students including Indigenous counselling services, Indigenous Week of Welcome, the Elders' Voices Program and the LE,NONET program (a suite of programs designed to welcome and support Indigenous students). See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/programs/index.php. The Faculty of Engineering also offer special support for Indigenous students pursuing engineering studies. See: http://www.uvic.ca/engineering/prospective/home/iam/indigenous.php.

Students with a disability are supported through the Resource Centre for Students with a Disability with services that include coordinating academic accommodations, providing alternative text formats, providing assistive technology, and direct learning assistance, coaching and assessments. See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/rcsd/assistance/index.php.

International and ESL students are supported through the International Commons that designs, delivers, hosts, organizes and co-creates workshops, intensive courses, and groups studies specific to international students' needs, plus offers mentorship. See: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/InternationalCommons.php.

The Equity and Human Rights offices offers staff, students and faculty services to report issues related to discrimination and harassment. See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/assistance.htm.


The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

UVic has a Discrimination and Human Rights Policy that defines discrimination and harrassment, and lays out complaint procedures, see: http://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/assets/docs/policies/GV0205_1150_.pdf.

The Equity and Human Rights office offers staff, students and faculty services to report issues related to discrimination and harassment. See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/assistance.htm.


The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

UVic offers many support programs and policies that support underrepresented groups on campus.Notably, UVic has special programming in place to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students including Indigenous counselling services, Indigenous Week of Welcome, the Elders' Voices Program and the LE,NONET program (a suite of programs designed to welcome and support Indigenous students). See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/programs/index.php. The Faculty of Engineering also offers special support for Indigenous students pursuing engineering studies. See: http://www.uvic.ca/engineering/prospective/home/iam/indigenous.php.

Students with a disability are supported through the Resource Centre for Students with a Disability with services that include coordinating academic accommodations, providing alternative text formats, providing assistive technology, and direct learning assistance, coaching and assessments. See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/rcsd/assistance/index.php.

International and ESL students are supported through the International Commons that designs, delivers, hosts, organizes and co-creates workshops, intensive courses, and groups studies specific to international students' needs, plus offers mentorship. See: http://ltc.uvic.ca/servicesprograms/InternationalCommons.php.

UVic has a Discrimination and Human Rights Policy that defines discrimination and harassment, and lays out complaint procedures, see: http://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/assets/docs/policies/GV0205_1150_.pdf. The Equity and Human Rights offices offers staff, students and faculty services to report issues related to discrimination and harassment. See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/assistance.htm.

A list of accessible washrooms on campus, including gender-neutral and for persons with a disability is available (See: http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/admin/Access_Washrooms.pdf).

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