Human Rights & Equity Services

Human Rights & Equity Services' (HRES) mission is to be a focal point, a resource and a leader in the development of a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive campus community. Our strategic framework outlines areas of focus along with guiding principles, strategic goals and priority initiatives, with four areas of focus: leading institutional change, building connections and capacity, managing cases and ensuring operational effectiveness.

HRES is responsible for administering the following University policies: the Employment Equity Policy; the Statement on Prohibited Discrimination; the Personal Harassment Policy; and the Sexualized Violence Policy. We liaise with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs, regarding the Code of Student Conduct, and the Residence Code of Conduct; and with the Student Accessibility Centre, as needed, in relation to the Student Accommodation Policy; and Human Resources regarding the Accommodation Policy for Employees. Security Services is a key partner in supporting campus safety.

Other initiatives in Human Rights & Equity Services include education and training on topics such as anti-black racism, micro-aggressions, human rights, bystander intervention strategy, harassment awareness and prevention, prevention of sexualized violence, conflict resolution, and more. Workshops can be request online via our website. HRES's education team also coordinates a multitude of campus events and campaigns, including but not limited to, Mi'kmaq History Month, Pride Week, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Speak Truth to Power, etc.

Main office: (902) 494-6672
Fax:  (902) 425-1207

To connect with the Vice Provost, Equity & Inclusion and/or Directors of Community Engagement, please email