Office of Human Rights and Equity Services
Welcome to the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES). Our Office works with campus and community members to ensure that McMaster University is a place where all students, staff and faculty can learn, work and live in an inclusive and barrier-free environment that fosters equality, respect and accessibility.
HRES has three core program areas:
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- The HRES Team
The Office of Human Rights & Equity Services will be facilitating an Anti-Oppression workshop, courtesy of OPIRG McMaster, on Thursday, September 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. This workshop is open to all full time undergraduate students. For more details, or to register, please visit the OPIRG event calendar at: http://www.opirg.ca/events
MISCA's 1st Annual Indigenous Cultural Gathering
HRES is supporting a McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance (MISCA) celebration event on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event, which recognizes 25 years of having an Indigenous student group on campus, will offer Indigenous cuisine, dancing, information booths and a silent auction. More details coming soon.
Accessibility 101 & Duty to Accommodate Workshops
The MacAccessibility Program, in the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services, invites you to two free workshops this fall:
An Introduction to the “Duty to Accommodate”
Space is limited, therefore, advance registration is required. For more information or to register please contact email@example.com or call 905-525-9140 x 27581. Attend one workshop or attend them both. These workshops are eligible towards a certificate of completion for the Human rights, Equity, Accessibility, Respect Toolkit (H.E.A.R.T.) workshop series, of which more workshops will be offered in the winter term.
Take Back the Night Hamilton
Take Back the Night, an annual event organized by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for all woman-identified individuals to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, and courageously stand up against violence.
This year’s event will include puppets, information tables, Take Back the Night t-shirts and buttons, drumming, Zumba, sign making, music, some surprises and, of course, a loud and empowered march! See you there!
When: Thursday, September 18th, 2014
6:00pm – We Gather
Where: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON
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Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #TBTN2014 & #HamOnt!