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All faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the Workplace Diversity Self-declaration. Information collected from the survey is not limited to particular groups or individuals; for optimal data, all employees should complete the form and provide this information.
 
Data from all faculty and staff is collected to assess whether the representation of groups in specific occupational groups across the University is consistent with their availability in the larger Canadian workforce. Those groups include women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, people with a disability and people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

The self-declaration form is housed in VIP-JUMP and is confidential. There are six questions; your response is voluntary and your personal information remains confidential. Individual information will not be shared and data will be aggregated.

To complete the self-declaration, please visit VIP-JUMP (using your UMnet ID and password); select the Staff Tab located in the top ribbon and select View Questionnaire located in the Workplace Diversity Self-Declaration hub.
 

Why Self-Identify?

An inclusive culture benefits everyone.

Information from self-declaration surveys provides us with a greater understanding of the current composition of our faculty and staff and helps to inform the development of future equity, diversity and inclusion strategies. Ultimately, our goal is to enhance our work and learning environment and create spaces where every individual is respected and valued.

We know that both the way people self-identify and people's comfort level in providing this information can change over time. Because of this, you can update your information at any time through VIP-JUMP. You can also request a hard copy of the Workplace Diversity Self-Declaration form by contacting Valerie Williams, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Facilitator, at Valerie.Williams@umanitoba.ca.
 

Our Commitment

The University of Manitoba has a fundamental commitment to Indigenous achievement and reconciliation and a pledge to recognizing our rich and diverse community.
 
The new self-declaration survey builds on the University’s ongoing commitment to increase student, staff, faculty and leadership diversity that reflects society, to enhance our work and learning environment and to create a university campus where every individual is respected and valued. We respect our differences, celebrate our commonalities and unite in our pursuit to inspire minds and drive discovery.

Count yourself in

A strong community is about valuing everyone. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect for all people. Reflecting the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students makes our university and the society in which we live a better place.
 
We hope you take part by self-declaring; please make your voice count. Together, we can build an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.