Graduate Program Manual

9.6 Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures

Approved by the Board of Governors in 2012, the University's Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy and associated procedures sets out the University's expectations for addressing complaints relating to discrimination, harassment and accommodation.

The stated purpose of this policy is "to foster and protect a respectful environment for work, study, and living that supports the dignity and equality of all members of the University of Alberta. This policy expresses the University's commitment to a work, study and living environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, and it ensures that the University of Alberta will meet both its obligations under law and its ethical responsibilities as an institution of higher learning. These legal and ethical responsibilities include the duty to accommodate and the provision of opportunities to persons who require accommodation based on a protected ground."

Options exist for both formal and informal resolution of complaints under this policy.  Departments can contact the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights (OSDHR) for advice or assistance.

The full policy is found on the UAPPOL website under "Policies and Procedures".