Talking respect with Katie Molnar (Ag Student Services staff/alum, RESPECT founder)

- September 30, 2016

Katie Molnar. (Johanna Matthews photo)
Katie Molnar. (Johanna Matthews photo)

September 26-30 is Respect Week at Dalhousie, and all week we'll be publishing Q&As with just some of the individuals across the university who are working to make our community more safe and inclusive while also building a sense of pride. Learn more about Respect Week.

Name: Katie Molnar

Hometown: Lantz, NS

Role: Student Services Centre Administrative Assistant
What does inclusion mean to you?
To me, inclusion means ensuring people feel they belong, are respected and valued regardless of race, gender, disability or any other characteristic which can be perceived as different.                                     
Describe your office and how it supports respect on campus.
Student Services Centre is the centre for students. ALL students. Student Services Centre operates in an inclusive and non-discriminate way while providing Student Accessibility Services, Health Services, International Student Advising, Student Success and Career Services. We also work with our student leaders on campus through SAIL and RESPECT to hopefully instill these same respectful qualities in our future leaders.
What value does an event like respect week have for you?
Respect Week is very important to me. It is so full of fun events and the message behind it is great. It really brings good attention to an essential matter. I think every week should be Respect Week.
Why do you think Respect Week is important to Dalhousie?
Respect Week is important to Dalhousie because it gives people the opportunity the think about what respect is, what it means to them, and how they are supporting respect in their lives.
What is something about the Dalhousie community that makes you feel proud, safe and included?
Being a part of the Dalhousie community itself makes me feel proud, safe and included! I am extremely proud to be an Aggie because I feel like I am a part of a family and this creates an atmosphere that is very safe and inclusive for me.

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