The Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights Offers the following workshops and presentations to members of the University community. In addition to these opportunities you can request customized  workshops and presentations relating to the following:

  • Human Rights, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Inclusive Work Environments
  • Accommodations
  • Preventing and Addressing Discrimination
  • Harassment and Bullying


Making sense of the Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy


This session is an introduction to the policy and what it means for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Alberta. This includes what our responsibilities are with respect to promoting an equitable, safe, and discrimination-free environment.


Who should attend: Students, faculty, and staff who are unfamiliar with the policy or who are new to the University of Alberta.

The Inclusive Classroom: Implications of the Discrimination, Harassment, and Duty to Accommodate Policy on Classroom Practices

In this 1 hour session, we explore the relationship between the DHDTA Policy and establishing a climate of inclusion in the classroom.


Who should attend: Faculty and others who are involved in classroom or online teaching.

Protected Grounds in Human Rights

Protected Grounds are human characteristics that are protected in Human Rights law and policy.  At the University of Alberta our Discrimination, Harassment, and Duty to Accommodate policy enumerates which grounds are protected including, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, race, etc.


In this 90 minute workshop, we explore the relationship between protected grounds, discrimination and accommodation. We offer strategies and approaches for creating inclusive environments for all members of our community.


The Relationship between EDI and the DHDTA Policy

The Discrimination, Harassment, and Duty to Accommodate Policy is a helpful document in guiding faculty and staff in their efforts to cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion. In this session participants, will learn how to use the policy to help shape their work.