Information and Support during COVID-19  

HRES has transitioned to virtual services (email, telephone, and Microsoft Teams). 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 HRES@dal.ca to schedule a meeting with an Advisor.

Our office's protocols continue to be updated to reflect current public health guidance. For more information and updates visit dal.ca/coronavirus.

Human Rights & Equity Services

Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) provides trauma informed, survivor centered confidential advisory service to members of the Dalhousie community seeking advice & support related to:

  •       Human Rights
  •       Discrimination
  •       Personal Harassment & Conflict
  •       Sexualized Violence
  •       Equity & Inclusion
  •       Accommodation & Accessibility

HRES Services Include:

  •     Confidential Reporting
  •     Informal & Formal Complaint Options
  •     Personal Support & Referrals
  •     Safety Planning (with Security Services)
  •     Coaching to Engage in Difficult Conversations
  •     Conflict Resolution Process Facilitation 
  •     Educational Programming and Outreach

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.