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 McMaster Resources

  • Indigenous Student Services
    Located in L.R. Wilson Hall, Indigenous Student Services offers First Nations, Inuit, and Metis students at McMaster with services and resources like a student counselor, writing skills workshops, a student library featuring Indigenous works, a student lounge, a research librarian, Soup Days, and the Indigenous Student Wellness website.
  • Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO)
    The Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) aims to advance equity and inclusion across campus through two programs: the Human Rights and Dispute Resolution Program (HRDRP) offers confidential advice, guidance, and consultation on issues related to human rights to students, staff, and faculty; and the Education, Outreach, and Support (EOS) program engages the McMaster community through educational workshops and special events.
  • Undergraduate Course Management Policy
    The Undergraduate Course Management Policy summarizes instructors’ responsibilities and outlines regulations for managing undergraduate courses including course outlines, due date restrictions, maximum value of academic assessments, early feedback, returning grades and assignments, academic dishonesty, and student accommodations.
  • FLEX Forward Accessible Education training
    Focus on Learning and Eliminating Exclusion (FLEX) Forward Training is an accessibility and inclusive teaching and learning resource covering topics such as understandings of disability, principles for accessible education, course design, student engagement, and assessment and evaluation.
  • Policy on Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
    The Policy on Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, instructors, and administrative staff regarding academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Land Acknowledgement Guide
    McMaster’s Land Acknowledgment is an act of reconciliation that aims to recognize and show respect to Indigenous peoples and their enduring connection with their traditional territories and its histories. This Land Acknowledgment Guide introduces land acknowledgements and their purpose, and outlines McMaster’s official statement.
    • Smudging Protocol
      The Smudging Protocol introduces the practice of Smudging, identifies permanent on-campus Smudging sites, and describes McMaster’s commitment to recognizing and affirming spiritual relationships with Indigenous cultures and Traditional and Sacred Medicines.
  • Policy on Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Response
    The Policy of Discrimination and Harassment: Prevention and Response describes McMaster’s commitment to preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment, and outlines the options, policies, supports, and services available to affected members of McMaster’s community.
  • Sexual Violence Policy
    The Sexual Violence Policy communicates McMaster’s commitment to preventing and addressing sexual violence and outlines the options, policies, supports, and services available to affected members of McMaster’s community.
  • Accessibility Hub
    The Accessibility Hub provides resources, events, training and support related to accessibility at McMaster.
  • Indigenous Students Health Science Office
    The Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) office is solely dedicated to providing services and supports for the academic success and wellbeing of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. Examples of our programming include Elders in residence, mentorship, graduate/professional development, student leadership, and community collaborations. ISHS also engages with broader Indigenous communities and knowledge shares with non-Indigenous students, staff, faculty, and departments interested in Indigenous health.

Other Resources

  • Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia (CTL)
    This Guide provides instructors with an overview of five evidence-based principles for inclusive teaching; practical, accessible, and flexible teaching strategies; and further resources to inform inclusive teaching and learning approaches.
  • Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
    In 2015, Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Commission of Canada announced 94 Calls to Action aimed at redressing the legacy of residential schools and promoting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. This resource provides a comprehensive list of all 94 Calls to Action including those that apply to educational systems and educators.
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
    The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is purposed to develop, implement, and enforce accessibility standards for goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures, and premises in Ontario on or before January 1, 2025. This document provides an overview of the Act, what is included, and where to look in the Act for information on specific topics.
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission: The Human Rights Code
    The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on fourteen protected grounds (egs. age, race, gender identity) in five protected social areas (ie. accommodation; contracts; employment; goods, services, and facilities; membership in unions, trade, or professional associations). This resource outlines the protected groups and social areas and provides a guide to individual rights and responsibilities under the Code.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion-Minded Practices in Virtual Learning Communities
    This document was originally developed for Innovation from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) within the COVID-19 context of ‘emergency remote teaching’, but may serve as a helpful guide for all virtual environments, including research settings. The principles, strategies, and practices outlined in this document are intended to support teachers in the classroom but also faculty working as research supervisors and mentors.