Human Rights Advising

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The Office of Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion believes diversity strengthens us all. We support Mount Royal’s vision and mission by fostering a safe, respectful and meaningfully inclusive campus for all members of the Mount Royal community.

Confidential support and advocacy for individuals with questions, concerns or complaints about discrimination, harassment and accommodation.
Explain and facilitate formal complaint processes.
Information about our rights and responsibilities under MRU policies related to human rights, harassment and accommodation.
Explore and facilitate alternative resolution options, including education, training, mediation and facilitated dialogue.

Khaula can help explain the formal complaint procedures and provide information about your rights and responsibilities under MRU policies. She is here to help both students and employees have a positive, respectful and inclusive experience at MRU. 

Services also include mediation, education and advocacy. Some instances where you may want to reach out would be cases of bullying by peers, accommodation issues with your professors or unfair treatment by your superiors or peers.
 
If you want to learn more about your rights and MRU policies, and to see how Khaula can assist you, feel free to book some time below.
   

Policy summary - Mount Royal University's Human Rights Policy outlines the policies and procedures pertaining to how the University will mitigate and investigate Discrimination and Harassment Complaints on grounds that are protected by the Alberta Human Rights Act.

 

Purpose
Mount Royal is committed to creating and maintaining a supportive working and learning environment that is free from Discrimination and Harassment. In keeping with efforts to establish and maintain an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the Mount Royal community are respected, it is the policy of Mount Royal that Discrimination and Harassment of students, employees and visitors to our campus is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

The fundamental objectives of this Policy are to prevent Discrimination and Harassment on grounds protected by the Alberta Human Rights Act ("the Act"), and to provide procedures for handling Complaints and remedying situations. Concerns regarding Discrimination or Harassment that do not involve any of the grounds prohibited by the Alberta Human Rights Act are not covered by this Policy. Such concerns may be addressed by other Mount Royal policies or procedures, including the Personal Harassment Policy, the Code of Conduct Policy, or Collective Agreements and should be taken to the appropriate supervisor or Association or Human Resources office.

Scope
This Policy applies to all employees (full-time, part-time, casual, contract employees), to all students (full-time, part-time, credit and non-credit) attending classes at Mount Royal. In general, the Policy applies in employment and the provision of services, including educational settings inside and outside of the classroom and other services such as the BookStore and Recreation. Persons present at Mount Royal who are not employees or students are also expected to abide by the provisions of this Policy. Such persons who violate the Policy may be asked to leave the premises.

Human Rights Policy

 

Human Rights Policy - Competing Rights Procedures & Guidelines
Human Rights Policy - Procedures & Guidelines for Handling Complaints

 

Appendix 1 - Human Rights Policy - Definitions of 13 Grounds for Discrimination or Harassment
Appendix 2 - Human Rights Policy - Confidentiality and Protection of Privacy Notice
Appendix 3 - Human Rights Policy - Informed Notice
Appendix 5 - Human Rights Complaint Form
Appendix 6 - Human Rights Policy - Competing Rights Framework
Appendix 7 - Human Rights Policy - Flow Chart for Competing Rights Conciliation

 

Academic Accommodation for Students Experiencing Disabilities Policy
Academic Accommodation for Students Experiencing Disabilities Procedures