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graphic representing equityThe University has updated its policy promoting a working, teaching, and learning environment within which equity, diversity, and inclusion can be achieved.

Revisions to employment and educational equity policy update and clarify language

Revisions to the University’s Employment and Educational Equity Policy update and improve the clarity of its language.

The policy update was undertaken by the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility with assistance from sub-committees of the employment equity co-ordinating committee, in part to align its structure to the University’s policy template.

As highlighted in the Employment and Educational Equity Policy: “Employment and educational equity can be defined as a goal that could be achieved through practices designed to eliminate discriminatory barriers that interfere with the hiring, promotion, and training of the five designated groups.”

In accordance with the Employment Equity Act, the four federally designated groups are:

  • Aboriginal peoples,
  • persons with disabilities,
  • visible minorities, and
  • women.

The University of Windsor recognizes sexual and gender minorities as a fifth designated group.

Employees can update their self-identification at any time by accessing the myUWinfo employee portal or visiting the OHREA website.

The policy is accessible on the University’s centralized policies website.