The intent of the University of Regina’s inclusive language policy is to:
- ensure a broad representation of people in written, visual, and oral communication.
- stress the ability rather than the disability of individuals.
- treat men and women with the same dignity, respect, and seriousness.
- ensure that material that may be considered biased is treated critically.
If you have questions, contact the University Secretariat at 306-585-4436 or visit their office located in the Administration & Humanities Building, Room AH 509.
Do not use racist, discriminatory or sexist language. Do not include descriptions of a person’s race, colour, or national origin unless it is required.
|NO:||Aboriginal students from the First Nations University of Canada …|
|YES:||Students from the First Nations University of Canada …|
Avoid using “he” to refer to a person of either sex, or “man” to refer to both men and women.
|NO:||Mankind has made great strides in the field of biology in the past decade.|
|YES:||Scientists have made great strides in biology over the past decade.|
Rewrite sentences whenever possible to eliminate gender-specific pronouns.
|NO:||He or she can visit Student Services for help.|
|YES:||You can visit Student Services for help.
Visit Student Services for help.