Equity and Inclusion Office
Welcome to the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) (formerly the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services). We work with campus and community partners to ensure that McMaster University is a place where all students, staff and faculty are treated equitably and respectfully in all areas of campus life.
EIO has the following program areas:
For more information, please Contact Us.
"Challenging Islamophobia on Campus Initiative" Report Launched
Staff members of the Equity and Inclusion Office, Raihanna Hirji-Khalfan and Khadijeh Rakie, undertook the Initiative as part of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s education portfolio.
Hirji-Khalfan and Rakie explain, "We developed the Challenging Islamophobia on Campus Initiative as a result of the violent backlash targeting Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslims, after the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13 2015. The backlash created a climate of fear within the Canadian Muslim community including here at McMaster. We wanted to be proactive in acknowledging that the demonization and marginalization of Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim, has normalized a culture of Islamophobia where people feel justified in their discriminatory words and actions. This reality makes it difficult to seek help or even name Islamophobic incidents when they occur. It was our goal to offer a supportive space for those who have experienced, or fear experiencing, Islamophobia and to work collectively to identify practical means for challenging Islamophobia when it occurs on campus. We are thankful to the campus members who took part in and offered their support of the Initiative”.
The full report is available here.
For information, contact: Vilma Rossi, Senior Program Manager, 905 525 9140, Extension 24235 or email@example.com.
Wen-Do Women's Self-Defence Workshop
New Sexual Violence Policy
McMaster appoints new director of Human Rights and Dispute Resolution
Our Name Has Changed!