Commentary | New equity policy mad important, should be passed by Council

The new SSMU Policy on Equity is an important document outlining the University’s obligation to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students and its timely passage is critical. Since SSMU declared itself as an anti-oppressive organization in 1989, equity has increasingly become a priority in the consideration of all University policies and in dealing with issues of discrimination affecting the student population. Attention to equity, including addressing specifically issues of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender identification, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, and social class, remains essential. This new equity policy reflects the commitment of SSMU to uphold fundamental standards and should be passed at the next Council meeting on November 11.


Emily Gilfillan
U3 Political Science and IDS
SSMU Representative, Senate Subcommittee on Women
Abby Lippman
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
Chair, Senate Subcommittee on Women