Learn about McGill’s policies and reporting procedures related to harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence, and about the key components to providing trauma-informed support to someone who discloses. Consult the support resources available on and off campus that are available in the community.
Conflict Resolution Options
If you’ve experienced an issue, here are some steps you can take for help:
Please note the First Responder program at Desautels is currently under review. In the meantime, please contact the edi.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca (Desautels EDI office).
Consult the Office for Mediation and Reporting (OMR) website
The Office for Mediation and Reporting (OMR) is responsible for receiving and responding to formal reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence against members of the University community. Reach out to McGill's Office for Mediation and Reporting (OMR) to file a formal report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence; learn about policies and processes; or be connected to additional supports. Learn more about the OMR | Interview with OMR associate director (Nov. 17, 2021)
omr [at] mcgill.ca (Email OMR) | OMR Website
- Book a consultation
Individuals can schedule appointments with The Office for Mediation and Reporting via the Book a Consultation page. While work is remote the best way to reach the OMR is via the Book a Consultation page or by omr [at] mcgill.ca (email).
- Reporting forms are available to download on the website:
- Use the feedback form
Reach out to the Ombudsperson for Students
The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students offers independent, confidential, informal, and impartial dispute resolution services to all McGill students. The Ombudsperson is an advocate for a fair process and not an advocate for the individual or for the administration.
ombudsperson [at] mcgill.ca (Email Ombudsperson) | Ombudsperson Website
The Office of the Dean of Students
The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to enhance, improve and promote the academic and personal success of McGill students. The Office upholds student rights and responsibilities, including the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and the Charter of Students’ Rights.
deanofstudents [at] mcgill.ca (Dean of Students Email)
Dean of Students Website
casemanager [at] mcgill.ca (Student Affairs Case Manager)
The Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies oversees graduate programs and postdoctoral experiences at McGill, while the Associate Deans of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are responsible for handling graduate student and postdoctoral affairs. The Associate Deans are also responsible for helping graduate students, postdocs, and their supervisors resolve problematic situations.
- thesis.gps [at] mcgill.ca (Thesis and graduation inquiries)
- graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca (Funding inquiries)
- Admissions and registration inquiries: Service Point
- Program-specific inquiries
Visit the Student Wellness Hub
As a student at Desautels, your Local Wellness Advisor is available for consultation through the Student Wellness Hub. If you require additional mental health and wellness support during this time, please book an appointment.
Access Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
We all face problems, and sometimes these problems become too difficult for us to manage on our own. Employees may need assistance, advice, or just someone who will listen. Whatever personal, family, or work-related difficulties may be adversely affecting your life, your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is there to provide support. Learn more about EFAP.
Explore a comprehensive list of McGill's support services and resources for students, staff, and faculty:
Equity, diversity and inclusion at McGill University
Offices at McGill University
- Office for Mediation and Reporting (ORM)
- The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education
- The Office of the Dean of Students
- Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office
- COVID-19 Best Practices for Equitable and Inclusive Student-Centred Learning
- Harvard University Inclusive Teaching Strategies: Reflecting on your Practice
- University of Michigan Inclusive Teaching Principles for In-Person, Hybrid, and Remote Teaching
Policies and Procedures
- McGill's Policy on Harassment and Discrimination and Procedures
- McGill's Policy against Sexual Violence and Procedures
Student Mentorship Programs
The objective is to provide both mentors and mentees with the opportunity and tools to make meaningful connections and thrive in their professional lives.
The goal is to facilitate access to learning and support the inclusion of students throughout all stages of their university career. The program aims to ease the transition to university life while also supporting students as they build and develop their own networks and skillsets. The program empowers students gain new skills and achieve their academic goals. We aim to pair mentors and mentees who are from a similar academic background and who share similar extracurricular interests, while also taking into account individual preferences.
Offered through McGill’s First People’s House, the Indigenous Student Mentorship Program is designed to connect First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students who are unfamiliar with First Peoples' House and its services with Indigenous students at McGill who are more involved and acquainted with the House's resources and events. Established students provide guidance and support to current students in connecting with on and off-campus communities and assist newer students in navigating their first year at the university and in the city.
This program is designed to connect Black students (undergraduate and graduate) with Black alumni, faculty, and staff in valuable partnerships. The mentorship seeks to provide Black mentees with an opportunity to explore their academic, personal, and professional goals with the guidance and support of Black mentors, who are empowered to share their experiences, knowledge, and advice. The program is intended to be an engaging and rewarding opportunity for both mentors and mentees.
The Career Management team at Desautels established an EDI Industry Advisory Board that will allow for open dialogue between industry leaders and McGill’s business school, to better understand, support and shape all student experiences as they transition from academic studies to the early stages of their career.
They created the EDI Campus Recruitment Guide, which contains best practices for an employer to consider, and how an organization can make the most EDI impact when it comes to its recruitment goals.