The Office of Diversity and Human Rights has developed a new and useful online training guide to help university community members find out more about their basic human rights. This comprehensive and valuable training module will enable users to understand their own civil liberties, the Ontario Human Rights Code and the University of Guelph’s Human Rights Policy and Procedures.

The module, Introduction to Human Rights, explores relevant laws and university policies and defines important concepts like discrimination, harassment, accommodation and undue hardship. It’s a guide to help our U of G campus community understand their own personal rights and it will work to strengthen human rights supports at U of G.

“Providing our community with an understanding of their basic human rights is so important as we continue to build a culture of respect here at U of G,” said Indira Naidoo-Harris, Associate Vice-President, Diversity and Human Rights. “When we understand not only our own rights, but the rights of others, we can work together to create a strong, respectful and inclusive community.”

The module highlights our community members’ individual responsibilities when it comes to human rights on campus, as well as how to access support through the University’s Human Rights Policies and Procedures.

Increasing Education

This new module is the latest resource developed by the Office of Diversity and Human Rights to equip students, faculty, and staff with the skills they need to build an inclusive campus community.

“This module is a great addition to DHR’s offerings. Creating a strong culture of belonging for every member of our University family is an ongoing and lifelong journey. It’s so important that the young people in our campus family understand what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to harassment, bullying and discrimination. When we know better, we do better. And we will always strive to do better at U of G,” said Naidoo-Harris.

Available EDI training resources include: