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Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)
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A more inclusive acronym to identify equity initiatives at Queen's:


The Human Rights and Equity Office has chosen to adopt I-EDIAA in response to the expressed needs of equity deserving communities at Queen’s.
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The HREO stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities.

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Human Rights Advisory Services

Provides information and confidential advice to individuals or groups at Queen's regarding protections available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Equity Services

Provides information and on equity matters throughout the University. This service identifies and initiates processes to identify gaps in equity policy.

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Accessibility Hub

The Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen’s. It serves to elevate inclusion and improve access for everyone at the University.

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response works to prevent sexual violence at the University and support survivors of sexual violence at Queen's.

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Human Rights and Equity Office Education

Our service areas offer numerous educational offerings. Review all of our offerings in our HREO Training Catalogue.



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Anti-Racism: Building a Foundation for Change at Queen's


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Building Accountability: Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions in Our Community


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Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. To acknowledge this traditional territory is to recognize its longer history, one predating the establishment of the earliest European colonies. It is also to acknowledge this territory’s significance for the Indigenous peoples who lived, and continue to live, upon it –people whose practices and spiritualities were tied to the land and continue to develop in relationship to the territory and its other inhabitants today. The Kingston Indigenous community continues to reflect the area’s Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee roots. There is also a significant Métis community and there are First Peoples from other Nations across Turtle Island present here today.