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Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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Western University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

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Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

Western’s formal commitment to employment equity dates back to 1988 when the University became a signatory to the Federal Contractors Program (FCP). The confirmation of Western’s commitment to the principles of employment equity is embodied in Western’s Employment Equity Policy, M.A.P.P 3.2. While all members of the campus community play a role in the success of employment equity, the President’s Standing Committee for Employment Equity (PSCEE) has specific responsibilities, which are outlined in the policy.

An Employment Systems Review is a requirement of the Federal Contractors Program (FCP) and looks at the impact of all formal and informal employment policies and practices on the representation of designated group members (women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) within Western’s workforce.
The Employment Systems Review is focused only on those occupational groups where, after analysis of Western’s employment equity data, a significant under-representation of designated group members exists. For more information on the representation of designated groups at Western, please see the Workforce Analysis Summary Report, prepared by Equity & Human Rights Services:


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

2008–2009 PSCEE Committee Members:

- Larissa Bartlett, Director, Equity & Human Rights Services
- Peggy Bugler, S.A.G.E.
- Andrea Gittens, President’s Appointee for Part-time Employees
- Susan Grindrod, President’s Appointee for Senior Administration
- Cheryl Jamieson, U.W.O.S.A.
- Alison Konrad, President’s Appointee for Women
- Gitta Kulczycki, Vice-President (Resources & Operations (Co-Chair)
- Bonnie MacLachlan, U.W.O.F.A.
- Andrea Magahey, Acting Director, Equity & Human Rights Services
- Terry Morrison, C.U.P.E. 2692
- Jane O’Brien, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources)
- Steve Pepper, C.U.P.E 2361
- Vacant, President’s Appointee for Visible Minorities
- Vivian Peters, President’s Appointee for Aboriginal Persons
- President G.T.A. Union (PSAC Local 610)
- Catherine Ross, Acting Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty) (Co-Chair)
- Deborah Stuart, President’s Appointee for Persons with Disabilities
- Terri Tomchick-Condon, Advisor, Equity & Human Rights Services
- Peggy Wakabayashi, P.M.A.
- Alan Weedon, Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty) (Co-Chair)

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Equity and Human Rights Services office is located in Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rooms 330-335. The office is responsible for facilitating the implementation of Western's employment equity policy and administrating Western's FCP. All matter that is discussed or inquired about are kept strictly confidential.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Larissa Bartlett

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director, Equity & Human Rights Services

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Aside from implementing Western's employment equity policy and following the FCP, Ms. Bartlett along with her colleague, conduct the following:

- Provide training program/workshops (e.g., harassment, discrimination, multiculturalism, women's issues, multifaith, GLBTQ issues, etc.)
- Offer advice and guidance about human rights matters
- Give resources and materials
- Administer the employment equity survey and prepare the data

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) provides information on the University’s discrimination and harassment policies, employment equity and diversity and other human rights related issues. The service is here for students, staff or faculty members. EHRS are dedicated to making Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of the University community. Services are confidential except in specific circumstances.

The EHRS office is responsible for:

- Providing information, education and training on human rights and equity issues to all members of the Western community, individually or in groups
- Administering the University’s policies on harassment and discrimination, including giving advice to people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against, receiving complaints under University policies or non-discrimination/harassment clauses in collective and employment agreements, and mediating such complaints
- Offering a resource centre for equity and human rights information and materials
- Facilitating and overseeing Western’s employment equity policies and initiatives

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