Human Rights

The University of Manitoba supports equity, diversity and the dignity of all people. The University promotes equity in our learning programs and employment and in the conduct of the University’s affairs. Human Rights Discrimination and Harassment are prohibited under the Manitoba Human Rights Code and the University of Manitoba’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

What is Discrimination?
Discrimination, whether intentional or unintentional, is unfair, differential treatment of individuals and groups based on the categories set out in the Manitoba Human Rights Code and the University of Manitoba’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.
 
These categories include ancestry, nationality or national origin, ethnic background or origin, religion or creed, age, sex, including pregnancy, gender determined characteristics, sexual orientation, marital or family status, income, political belief, association or activity and physical or mental disability.

Discrimination imposes burdens on, or denies opportunities to individuals or groups and is unfair because it is not based on actual academic or job performance, or any other form of competence. Instead, it is based on the assumption that a particular individual shares attributes, usually negative, stereotypically associated with a group to which he or she is perceived to belong.

What is Harassment?
Harassment is a form of discrimination, and is abusive and unwelcome conduct or comment which has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Harassment can be either a single incident or a series of related incidents. For further information on the University’s policy that deals with human rights discrimination and harassment, please see the University of Manitoba’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

Please contact Human.Rights@umanitoba.ca.