Human Rights and Equity Advisor

Message From the Human Rights & Equity Advisor

As StFX transitions to online delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, human rights advising, early intervention and investigation services remain available. Services will be provided via email, telephone or other virtual system as appropriate. Should you have any concerns of discrimination and or harassment please contact mfogarty@stfx.ca or 902-318-1586.

For more information about StFX's pandemic response please click here 

 

The Human Rights & Equity Advisor works to ensure StFX is a welcoming and respectful learning, living and work community for everyone; one that respects and encourages equity and inclusion. Services are available to all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students and visitors.

StFX prohibits discrimination and harassment on all grounds protected under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act including age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability or mental disability, irrational fear or contracting an illness or disease, ethnic, national or Aboriginal origin, family status, marital status, source of income, political belief, affiliation or activity.

Services provided by the Human Rights Advisor include:

  • Information, advice and assistance to all students, faculty and staff regarding discrimination and harassment;
  • Informal complaint resolution;
  • Formal complaint investigation;
  • Education and training for faculty, staff and students on discrimination, harassment, diversity and equality;
  • Promotion of a climate on campus that is welcoming of diversity and respectful of differences

Any member of StFX University who believes they are being harassed or discriminated against can contact the Human Rights Advisor to discuss their concerns and review options for resolving the matter.

Request for education or training on issues of discrimination, harassment, diversity and equity are welcome.