“Advisor”, so identified, means a Member of the University Community, or a local union representative, who has agreed to act in an advisory capacity. Advisors are not paid for their services.
“Assessor” means a person responsible, accordance with this Policy, to investigate Reports. An Assessor is normally an employee of the University who works within the OMR. The University may, when it deems necessary, refer a Report made under this Policy to an Assessor external to the University who has the necessary skills to conduct a competent, fair investigation under this Policy.
“Days” means calendar days.
“Discrimination” means any action, behaviour, or decision based on race, colour, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, civil status, age (except as provided by law), religion, political conviction, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, a disability or the use of any means to palliate a disability, which results in the exclusion or preference of an individual or group within the University community. This includes both the actions of individual members of the University and systemic institutional practices and policies of the University.
“Harassment” means any vexatious behaviour by one Member of the University Community towards another Member of the University Community
“Member of the University Community” means
i) anyone holding office under the University Charter and Statutes;
ii) an appointee or employee of the University; or
“Office for Mediation and Reporting” or “OMR” means a University office dedicated to overseeing the prevention and resolution of Reports of Harassment and Discrimination, charged with the independent and impartial oversight and resolution of all Reports filed under this Policy. The OMR also shall have responsibility for education and awareness-raising as established by Section 4.
“Report” means an allegation of Harassment or Discrimination filed with the OMR by a Member of the University Community or by a person who is an employee or holds an appointment with an institution where students of the University are trained and which is, directly or indirectly, a party to an affiliation agreement with the University, against a Member of the University Community in accordance with this Policy.
“Reporter” means a Member of the University Community, or a person who is an employee or holds an appointment with an institution where students of the University are trained and which is, directly or indirectly, a party to an affiliation agreement with the University, who considers that they are the object of Harassment and/or Discrimination as defined by the Policy, and who has filed a Report against another Member of the University Community in accordance with this Policy.
“Respondent” means a Member of the University Community against whom a Report has been filed in accordance with this Policy.
“University Context” means an occurrence:
i) on University premises;
ii) within the context of a University-sponsored program or event or activity whether oncampus or off-campus (e.g., University-sponsored competitions or field trips/studies); or
iii) off-campus, including online or in social media, where the conduct has consequences that may be reasonably seen to adversely affect:
- the safety of students, faculty or staff while on campus or while participating in a University-sponsored program, event or activity;
- the right of a Member of the University Community to use and enjoy the University’s learning or working environment.