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Human Rights for Supervisors

The Office of Diversity and HumanRights (DHR) manages the university’s dispute resolution process.  We assist the campus community with informal and mediated resolutions as well as formal

complaints. This interactive workshop explores the crucial role of supervisors in informal human rights complaint resolution through interactive activities, storytelling and two-way

Learning Objectives:

 Introduce yourself to the role function of the Office of Diversity and Human Rights
 Know your responsibilities as a supervisor with respect to humanrights issues.
 Gain a basic understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code, including
harassment, accommodation, and discrimination.
 Familiarize yourself with HumanRights at the University of Guelph and the
different options available to the University community in resolvinghuman rights
 Learn strategies to proactively address human rights concerns in the workplace.

Feedback from Previous Attendees

“Scenarios were extremely helpful, and hearing others thought processes helped a lot!”
“Thank you again! I wish to take as many training sessions as possible with your office”

This training is offered regularly and is promoted to members of the Professional Staff Association (PSA)

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Faculty Search Committee Orientation

The University of Guelph has a reputation for excellence in teaching and that is due to the unique expertise and personal aspirations of our faculty.

Participants will be introduced to strategies for excellence in Faculty recruitment that helps us maintain the academic reputation Guelph has earned as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada.

In this interactive session, you will learn how to recognize exceptional faculty through effective, fair and equitable recruitment.

Learning Objectives:

 Apply guidelines and procedures to ensure fair and welcoming hiring practices

 Use a step-by-step process that achieves equitable representation in employment

 Recognize permissible and non-permissible questions at interviews

 Identify the legal framework and its implications for recruitment and hiring

Who should attend: All Faculty Search Committee Members

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Search Committee Orientation Sessions 2017

All sessions are held in the University Centre.  All registrants will receive a calendar invitation confirming the time and room location.  

Committee members may register by sending an email to   Questions? Call x53000
Please note that maximum enrollment for each session is 15 people. If you expect high demand for a particular session, group reservations are suggested. 
JUNE 27th (ALMOST  FULL!) 2:00-3:30   
JULY 27th 10:00-11:30
AUGUST 22nd 2:00-3:30
SEPTEMBER 14th 10:00-11:30
SEPTEMBER 26th 2:00-3:30
OCTOBER 12th 10:00-11:30
NOVEMBER 9th 10:00-11:30
NOVEMBER 21st 2:00-3:30
DECEMBER 7th 10-11:30
DECEMBER 19th 2:00-3:30
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The following courses are offered online and accessed through Courselink. Contact your department administrator for more information.

Accessible Service Provision (AODA) 

In 2005 the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law. The central purpose of the Act is to change the manner in which we address accessibility for persons with disabilities in Ontario.  The government intends to pass five regulations and this eLearning module (accessed through Courselink) is the first of those regulations.  

*Please note—you are required to submit a Record of Completion to your department as an indication that you have successfully completed this module

Learning Objectives:

 Raise awareness of the roles that each of us must play in AODA

 Learn strategies to make our culture more accessible to persons with disabilities

 Recognize barriers for persons with disabilities in existing services and how to apply strategies to access those services

 Gain information and examples for easy application to situations

 Meet compliance requirements of AODA

Who should complete:  All University faculty and staff members, contractors, volunteers and others who interact with people who wish to obtain, use or benefit from goods or services provided by the University

Making Education Accessible (AODA)

In 2005 the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law. This eLearning module (accessed through Courselink)  is the second in a series of five regulations and is intended to provide educators with accessibility awareness training related to accessible program or course delivery and instruction.  The goal is to provide accessible education so that students with disabilities are included in learning environments.

Learning Objectives:

 Learn the difference between accommodation and universal design

 Apply strategies to meet the needs of students with disabilities in learning environments

 Provide an overview of the legislative and policy framework

 Explore the concepts of Universal Instructional Design (UID) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

 Develop approaches for fostering an accessible teaching and learning environment

 Know where to access resources to support efforts

Who should complete:  Anyone who has a teaching role at the University including Full time and Part time Faculty, Sessional instructors, Teaching Assistants 

DHR offers training on a variety of human rights and diversity issues to the entire university community.

To discuss arranging for a session or for general information, please call x53000 or send a email to