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Our words matter.
We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.


Welcome to the Office for Respectful Environments

The Office for Respectful Environments (ORE) is your pathway for reporting concerns about mistreatment
in the Faculty’s learning environments.

What is Mistreatment?

Report Mistreatment

Support Resources


If you are subject to mistreatment, or witness mistreatment, in the Faculty's learning environments:

  1. Stay calm and if possible tell the person to stop the behaviour. If you are a witness to mistreatment, support the learner who is being mistreated and if appropriate confront the behaviour.
  2. Leave the situation if you or others are concerned about safety. If necessary call security or 911.
  3. Talk to someone you trust. This will help you decide what you wish to do next.
  4. Document what happened from your perspective in as much detail as possible.
  5. Report your experience to the Office for Respectful Environments through the online reporting tool. If you prefer, you may contact the Office for Respectful Environments directly or any faculty member within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. You can also contact representatives of the Office of Medical Learner Affairs to discuss reporting options or to book an appointment with a Wellness Consultant/Advisor.

We are grateful to the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia for allowing us to duplicate elements of their mistreatment website and reporting process.


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