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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 clinical learning environments.

What is Mistreatment?

Report Mistreatment

Support Resources


If you are subject to mistreatment, or witness mistreatment, in the clinical learning environment:

  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 officemedlearneraffairs [at] (Office of Medical Learner Affairs) to discuss reporting options or to book an appointment with a Wellness Consultants/Advisor.

NOTE: While the ORE is the pathway to report concerns about mistreatment in the clinical environment, it will triage any and all reports submitted and refer those occurring on-campus to the appropriate resource. The direct path to report on-campus incidents is the McGill Office of the Dean of Students, with the exception of incidents related to sexual misconduct, which are referred to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education.

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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