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Human Rights and Equity Services

HRES provides trauma informed; survivor centered confidential advisory service to members of the Dalhousie community. 

HRES is currently operating via a blended service model (email, telephone, Microsoft Teams and in-person meetings). The sexualized violence advisor will be flexible in terms of meeting with complainants, including virtual meetings and meetings at alternate locations on campus at the request of the complainant. Please call 902-494-6672 or email to schedule a meeting with an advisor. 

Mission and strategic priorities

The collective talents of students, faculty and staff at Dalhousie are maximized in communities and environments that are welcoming and inclusive, where our differences provide dynamism and vibrancy to and enrich the life and work of the university, and where everyone feels a sense of belonging and is empowered to both fully contribute and achieve their best. 

Strategic areas of focus:

  1. Leading institutional change to foster a culture of respect, inclusivity, and community safety.
  2. Building connections and capacity of individuals and the institution to advance institutional diversity, inclusivity and equity goals and effect accountability measures.
  3. Managing cases in relation to the Dalhousie University Statement of Prohibited Discrimination, the Personal Harassment Policy, Sexual Violence Policy, and the Employee Accommodation Policy.
  4. Ensuring operational effectiveness and the ability of HRES to fulfill its mission. 

Purple Folder

Your guide to responding when someone shares an experience of sexualized violence 

The Purple Folder outlines positive and negative responses, resources and supports that exist on campus and in the community, referral options, and other resources to help you navigate those discussions.