Working with academic units

A welcoming and inclusive campus

Everyone at UVic has a role in promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus.

Responsibilities of the chair/director, dean, and university librarian

As leaders in a diverse and dynamic learning community, we must continually challenge one another to be thoughtful, engaged citizens by:

  • recognizing people as our primary strength
  • working to create healthy environments for our people that are safe, supportive, and inclusive
  • continuously fostering mutual respect and civility
  • promoting and implementing employment equity policy and goals within your unit


A diverse and welcoming environment must include a transparent recruitment process that is fair and equitable. VPAC and EQHR are actively engaged in improving recruitment processes to achieve a diverse learning environment and supports units in a variety of ways, including: