Harassment and Discrimination Annual Reports

In May 2023, Queen's announced the formation of the Vice-Principal (Culture, Equity, and Inclusion) portfolio. The mandate of this portfolio is to advance a university culture that celebrates diversity by actively implementing inclusion actions and policies promoting equity.

The VPCEI portfolio includes the new Office of the VPCEI, the new Office of Complaints and Investigations, and the following established offices: Human Rights and Equity Office, Office of the Ombudsperson, and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

VPCEI has absorbed several key I-EDIAA initiatives and functions formerly held by the portfolios reporting to the offices of the Provost and Principal as well as the responsibilities held by the Secretariat’s Office for the management of harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence case intake.

The revised Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Response Policy, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2021, underwent housekeeping revisions to recognize the new role of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Culture, Equity, and Inclusion), and to authorize the activities of the Office of Complaints and Investigations, which were previously coordinated by various offices across the university.

The Office of the VPCEI now assumes responsibility for the administration and regular review of the Policy to ensure it continues to meet the needs of community members and supports the university’s sixth strategic goal – centred on living the values of truth, responsibility, respect, freedom, and well-being in the workplace.