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McMaster University EDI Groups

Resources Available At McMaster University

Seeking Help At McMaster University

  • Ombuds: Ombuds help with a variety of academic and non-academic issues, such as: academic dishonesty or research misconduct; course rules or management; difficulties with a supervisor or instructor; financial matters; behavioural or professional codes of conduct.
  • Safety concerns should first be addressed to supervisors. Departmental safety officers: Julie Gauthier (, x26084) or Terry Chu (, x24511)
  • EOHSS contacts: support services available at this link or email
  • CUPE 3906 represents graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows. This is particularly relevant for concerns associated with TAships and teaching, including: guaranteed hours and workload; benefits such as healthcare spending accounts, dental insurance, childcare reimbursement, and UHIP rebates; leave; fair working conditions, and grievance procedures. The above links summarize details regarding your rights as graduate student TAs (first link, Unit 1). Concerns and questions can be addressed to the Chief Steward at
  • Accessibility Hub: The one-stop shop for all things accessibility at McMaster, including:
    • Student Accessibility Services, which helps to arrange formal academic accommodations.
    • AccessMac: an on-campus program forming strategic partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in order to create and maintain a culture of accessibility and disability inclusion.

Resources For Responding To And Reporting Disclosures

Responding To Discrimination And Harassment:

  • Blue Folder: The blue folder, which focuses on Human Rights and Dispute Resolution (HRDR), provides a printable guide designed for students, staff and faculty with information about McMaster University’s Discriminations & Harassment Guide.
  • McMaster Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Responding To Sexual Violence

Support/Advice On Specific Situations:

Chemistry Societies

Additional Resources