Building Accountability: Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions in Our Community


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This module contains mentions of colonial violence, racial, sexist, homophobic violence that can be disturbing or triggering.

Excerpts of interviews are used in this module to provide learners with working definitions and examples of microaggressions. Video recordings of the interviews in their entirety as well as additional resources from various offices and services at Queen’s University are provided at the end of the module.

We would like to acknowledge the energy, time and commitment provided by the individuals who agreed to be interviewed and provided resources and feedback for this module.

The material included in this module focuses on racial microaggressions. Although this is the focus, it is important to acknowledge the ways in which the learning in this module is translational to other experiences of microaggressions.


Audience: Staff, Faculty, Senior Admin - Grades 10 and above, and Students.

Length: 45-60 minutes (self-paced).


Note: Ensure you have 45–minutes of uninterrupted time to complete this module. The module will eventually time–out due to inactivity. Refreshing the page after time–out will cause progress in the module to be lost and you will need to complete the module again.


Thank you

Human Rights and Equity Office