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Respectful University Services


Respectful University Services provides the following services for faculty, staff and students:

  • Education to raise awareness of the need for a respectful workplace and learning environment
  • Confidential consultations
  • A variety of resolution options ranging from informal approaches, mediation and formal investigations
  • Customized workshops and presentations that promote a respectful workplace and learning environment
  • Promotion of due process and fair treatment

Respectful University Services also provides Associate Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors and Managers with advice and assistance to prevent, manage and resolve conflict or to investigate issues.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Kayla Stefan, BA, MSW, RSW
Coordinator, Respectful University Services
Riddell Centre
Phone: 306-585-5400

Complaint Process

Informal Complaint Process:

If you have a concern pertaining to harassment, discrimination or conflict, it's advisable to first meet with the Coordinator of Respectful University Services to discuss the matter. Often, an informal resolution can effectively address workplace or interpersonal conflicts.

Please email the Coordinator at to schedule a confidential consultation.

Formal Complaint Process:

In certain circumstances, a formal complaint process may be necessary.

If you've already consulted with the Coordinator and it's been determined that a formal complaint process is required, please follow these steps to request a formal investigation:

  1. Fill out the formal complaint form.
  2. Prepare a separate document (the "Complaint") clearly stating the details of the alleged harassment or discrimination.
  3. Include any evidence you may have (emails, text messages, screenshots, etc.) and provide a list of witnesses.

Once you have completed the form and your Complaint, please email the information to the Coordinator at  or alternatively, contact the Coordinator to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns.

For further information regarding the formal complaint process, please refer to the Respectful University Procedures.


Policy & Procedures

The purpose of the policy and procedures is to cultivate a respectful workplace and learning environment through the prevention and swift resolution of harassment and discriminatory incidents.

Formal Complaint Form

To initiate a formal complaint, you must date and sign the formal complaint form.



Annual Report

The annual report is an overview of the activities of Respectful University Services for the reporting period of 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023.



The Respect in the Workplace program is designed to support and cultivate a work and learning environment based on the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan values of Mutual Respect, Integrity and Honesty.

The mandatory employee training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and the link to the course is availble through UR Source.

The NEW Student Training will be available this fall! Stay tuned for more details.

Thank You for Visiting Us!

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For additional resources, information, or to schedule a

confidential consultation or customized workshop,

please reach out to the Office of Respectful University Services.