Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion

COVID-19 and The Office of Campus Equity + Meaningful Inclusion 

The Office of Campus Equity and Meaningful Inclusion is continuing to monitor and respond to information and advisories from Alberta Health-related to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 and MRU's response, please visit mru.ca/COVID19.

We are committed to providing students with ongoing care and are offering telephone and video sessions.  We are unable to respond to telephone calls to our main switchboard at this time. Be sure to include a call-back number in the notes section when booking an appointment below for the appropriate advisor.  

Meditation Centre
MRU has closed the Meditation Centre as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Areas that remain open on campus require intensive cleaning and we are prioritizing these for those required to stay on campus. Thank you for your understanding.

Message from Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunal
(May 5, 2020)

Countering Racism during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives in many ways. Unfortunately, it has led to an increase in racism and discrimination towards certain groups of Canadians. Since the beginning of this crisis, minority groups in Alberta, especially people of Asian descent, have been the targets of racist comments, threats, and intimidation.

Even though it may be human nature to want to assign blame or lash out in difficult times, we must be vigilant against xenophobia. To fight this pandemic, we need to look after one another by reaching out to our fellow Albertans and showing compassion, care, and consideration.

Fortunately, many groups and individuals continue to address inequity and racism issues in our province. Recently, ACT2endracism developed the Covid-19 Anti-Racism Incident Reporting Centre, where individuals can report hateful incidents in multiple languages, either on-line or by text messaging. This is a timely initiative that will provide immediate support for victims of racism, as well as referrals to human rights and law enforcement agencies as appropriate.

We know that racism and discrimination will not stop when this pandemic ends, and may even worsen for some within our communities. Now, more than ever, Albertans and Canadians need to come together as one to stand up to hate. As we begin to ease restrictions and gradually move toward recovery, it is crucial that all spaces are free from hate, racism, and xenophobia, and that all Albertans feel safe.

The Chief’s message is also posted on the Commission’s website, albertahumanrights.ab.ca.

 

 Our Services


Human Rights
Services 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. 

All appointments are confidential.

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


Dating, domestic and sexual violence

Cari is a Social Worker and provides people affected by dating, domestic and/or sexual violence with specialized and trauma-informed support.

All appointments are confidential.

  • support and information about resources both on and off-campus
  • academic accommodations 
  • safety planning
  • understanding reporting options
  • making a report to MRU



Our Mission


The Office of Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion supports Mount Royal's vision and mission by fostering an equitable and meaningfully inclusive campus for all members of the Mount Royal community. We recognize that inequities in opportunities and access to education caused by historical and ongoing oppression and marginalization exist. Being equitable means we work to address and correct the imbalances. Being meaningfully inclusive means we understand, identify and address barriers to full participation in the campus community.

We listen to concerns while maintaining strict confidentiality, explore informal methods of resolution, if necessary, explain the process for a formal complaint, deliver educational programming, workshops, training and presentations, and promote a respectful campus community