Graduate Teaching Assistant Information
Equity and Human Rights Services (EHRS) is available to provide Western’ s graduate teaching assistants with information on the University’s harassment and discrimination policies, employment equity and other human rights related issues. We are here to help make Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of our campus community. Our service is confidential except in specific circumstances.
If you are a graduate teaching assistant at Western you may find the information below useful.
Graduate teaching assistants at Western have a policy on employment equity in their collective agreement: PSAC - Graduate Teaching Assistants (see Article 25).
For general information on employment equity, please see the Employment Equity & Diversity section of our website.
Discrimination and Harassment
The graduate teaching assistant’s collective agreement contains an article on Non-discrimination/harassment: PSAC - Graduate Teaching Assistants (see Article 19). For general information, please see the Discrimination and Harassment section of our website.
Duty to Accommodate
Western has created the Duty to Accommodate Guidelines to assist with accommodating the needs of its community members protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Some examples of needs that must be accommodated result from factors related to disability, sex, age, family status, ethnic or national origin, and religious beliefs. For general information on the duty to accommodate, please see the Duty to Accommodate section of our website.
Code of Student Conduct
The Code of Student Conduct defines the general standard of conduct expected of students and provides examples of conduct that may be subject to disciplinary action by the University. It also sets out disciplinary procedures and cites examples of sanctions that may be imposed. Please see the Code of Student Conduct for more information.
Equity and Human Rights Services has developed a guide to our services for teaching assistants at Western. This guide also provides strategies for dealing with discrimination or harassment.
The guidelines for academic accommodations for students with disabilities are published each academic year in Western's Academic Calendar. These guidelines summarize the process of requesting, granting, and making arrangements for academic accommodation and detail the responsibilities of those involved in the process.
It is essential that instructors be able to conduct classes and labs without disruption or intimidation by students in the class; it is essential that students are able to attend and participate in classes and labs free from such behaviours as well. The University administration will fully support all the steps necessary to ensure that this is the case
This unique and informative Multicultural Calendar provides detailed information on multifaith, multicultural and diversity related holidays and observances. To access the online calendar you will need your Western User ID and password. For guidance on accommodation in the workplace and academic environments at Western, please review our Supplementary Guide to the Multicultural Calendar: Religious Accommodation on Campus.
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