Equity & Human Rights (EQHR)

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Hiring and retention toolkit

Access resources for recruitment, retention and accommodation to embed equity into all stages of your recruitment and retention processes.

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Sexualized violence policy and support

Get advice and support about UVic's policy on the prevention and response to sexualized violence.

Sexualized violence policy and support
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Discrimination and harassment

Our office offers support for faculty, staff and students facing discrimination and harassment.

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Education and initiatives

Learn about how you can work towards a more inclusive campus.

Building an equitable and inclusive campus

Get support for sexualized violence, discrimination, harassment or workplace bullying. Access help implementing equity and inclusion work and education across campus. Learn about UVic’s strategic direction to support equity, diversity and inclusion through the Equity Action Plan.

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Learn more about UVic's Indigenous focus.

Who we are

The Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) office champions UVic's commitment to practices of equity, fairness and inclusion. We are a resource for all UVic community members, providing education, information, assistance and advice in aid of building and supporting an inclusive campus. We believe that our campus should represent the diversity of our larger communities and that every person should be treated equitably. Through partnership on and off campus, we foster communities where strength is found in diversity and respect for difference provides dynamism and vibrancy to university life.

What we do

EQHR leads UVic in developing and coordinating plans, policies and procedures to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in employment and education. This includes providing education on best equity practices, prevention of human rights violations like discrimination, harassment, and sexualized violence as well as offering consult on equity plans and advising the university on how to reach its strategic goals in these areas.

When issues and concerns arise, we are here to assist community members and help guide them through the range of available options such as dispute resolution, investigating human rights complaints, and providing information and support in cases of sexualized violence.

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