Mission and mandate

The Equity and Human Rights office champions UVic's commitment to practices of equity, fairness and inclusion. In partnership, we foster communities where strength is found in diversity and respect for difference provides dynamism and vibrancy to university life.

Our work

The Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) office leads UVic in developing and coordinating plans, policies and procedures to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in employment and education. This includes education on equity, diversity, human rights and sexualized violence; assisting with dispute resolution; investigating human rights complaints; providing information and support in cases of sexualized violence; consulting on equity plans; and advising the university on reaching its strategic goals in these areas.