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Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management

About the Office

The Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management is here to help. 

If you are looking at this website, chances are you are experiencing a situation that may be causing you stress. When individuals feel as though they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, personal and professional wellbeing may be compromised. Even interpersonal conflicts can impact an individual’s ability to perform, be creative, or enjoy employment or learning.   

The Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management was designed to promote a study and workplace culture that is supportive of professional and personal development and free from discrimination and harassment. We are all responsible for helping to create an environment that values mutual respect and understanding for the dignity and rights of others. It is in this environment that work and learning can best be accomplished.

Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey Results

In one of the most meaningful research projects in the area of sexual violence, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities released on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 the results of the provincial survey, Student Voices on Sexual Violence. The survey commissioned by the Ontario government in 2018 asked tough, personal questions and reflects the answers of more than 160,000 students, including 4,797 at Laurier. Thank you to all who responded; any incident of sexual violence is unacceptable.

Technology-Facilitated Harassment

Technology-facilitated harassment, also known as online harassment, online abuse or cyber-bullying, involves the use of information and communication technologies to engage in inappropriate hostile behaviour with the intent of intimidating, embarrassing or harassing others. You are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management if you are experiencing technology-facilitated harassment and violence.