About us

The Office for Mediation and Reporting (OMR)

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. The OMR offers confidential consultations to all members of the University community (students, staff, and faculty) to provide information on reporting processes as well as relevant University resources, support services, and training. We support the development and implementation of policies and practices that are effective, trauma-informed, and procedurally fair to respond to incidents of harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence.

If you or someone you know is dealing with harassment, discrimination or sexual violence and would like information about how to file a formal report, then please reach out to the OMR. Visit our Book a Consultation page to learn more.

Our Services

  • We offer non-judgmental confidential consultations to students, faculty, and staff on matters of harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence.
  • We give information on University resources and support services, and make appropriate referrals.
  • We conduct intake for reports of harassment, discrimination and sexual violence against members of the McGill community.
  • We provide formal investigation and mediation services. 
  • We lead informational sessions on relevant policies and resources at McGill.

 

Our Team

Sinead Hunt, Associate Director

Email: sinead.hunt [at] mcgill.ca 

 

Maria Nunez, Harassment and Discrimination Officer

Email: maria.nunez2 [at] mcgill.ca 

 

Li Zhou, Program Administrator

Email: li.zhou [at] mcgill.ca 

 

The OMR is part of the Equity Team located in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). To learn more about the Equity Team and its work, please visit the Equity website

 

External mediators and investigators

Mediations and investigations may be referred externally. External mediators and investigators are familiar with the McGill University context and are trained in McGill policies and procedures, trauma-informed investigation techniques, and ensuring that policy processes adhere to the principles of procedural fairness. 

 

Impartiality

We maintain an objective approach in our work. We do not take sides or advocate for any particular individual. Rather, we listen to you and provide information on reporting processes and relevant resources and support services so that you can make informed decisions. We facilitate informal resolutions and individual and systemic investigations with the highest degree of objectivity, while adhering to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

 

Confidentiality

We offer confidential consultations to all members of the University community and what you tell us will be kept confidential. With your consent, we will disclose information necessary to coordinate services with other individuals or offices at McGill.

There are limits to confidentiality in circumstances where it is necessary to administer policy, to address safety concerns, or to satisfy a legal reporting requirement. In such circumstances, the minimum amount of information needed to meet such concerns or requirements will be disclosed. These circumstances include:

  • If there is an imminent threat of death or serious physical harm to yourself or another person.
  • If a minor’s security or development is or may be compromised.

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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