Reporting discrimination and accessing support

We celebrate diversity and embrace programs that engage communities from local to global. We challenge the social and structural factors that undermine health, including structural bias, social inequities, and racism. We value a healthy workplace that fosters well-being for members of our community.

School of Public Health Sciences Strategic Plan

Racism, sexism, ableism and other forms of oppression, where present, threaten the safety and success of students, faculty and staff here at the University of Waterloo, and in our School. 

This is not acceptable.

Discrimination and harassment are counter to the University of Waterloo’s Policy 33.  Members of the University community have the right to lodge complaints and participate in proceedings without reprisal or threat of reprisal for so doing. Individuals who believe they have been treated in violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code have the right to proceed directly to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. We encourage anyone with complaints related to violations to Policy 33 or the Ontario Human Rights Code in the School to report them, to take a colleague or peer with them to witness proceedings of any meetings and to make full use of the University’s support services: