Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE)

Vision for the University Community
The University wishes to promote and support a community which embraces diversity and inclusion, provides for equality of opportunity, and recognizes the dignity of all people.  Members of the University Community, including every student and employee, are entitled to a respectful work and learning environment that is:

a) Free from Discrimination and provides for Reasonable Accommodation;
b) Free from Harassment and Sexual Assault; and
c) Collegial and conducive to early resolution of conflict between members of the University Community.

The University recognizes that we live in a richly diverse society in Manitoba, as well as beyond, and that we have a duty to act in a manner consistent with existing legislation regarding human rights and workplace health and safety. We have a commitment to academic freedom and freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression among its members which may result in respectful disagreements regarding beliefs or principles.

Each individual has the right to participate, learn, and work in an environment that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits harassment and discriminatory practices.

The University of Manitoba does not condone behaviour that is likely to undermine the dignity, self-esteem or productivity of any of its members and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment whether it occurs on University property or in conjunction with University-related activities. Therefore, the University of Manitoba is committed to an inclusive and respectful work and learning environment. The following policies and procedures establish the University’s approach to maintaining a climate of respect and safety within this community and to address any situations in which respect is lacking or safety is compromised:

• Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE) Policy
• Sexual Violence Policy (formerly, Sexual Assault Policy)
• Disclosures and Complaints Procedure  (formerly, RWLE and Sexual Assault Procedure)