If You Have an Issue or Concern

Concerns on unprofessional behaviour, harassment or intimidation, discrimination, racism or any other aspect of disruptive behaviour can be reported through the online form.  Depending on the status of the complainant or the respondent, it will be directed to the appropriate office (UGME, PGME, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or Faculty Affairs).  These concerns/complaints can be made anonymously if you wish.

Additional reporting resources are available if you prefer not to use the online form. Discussions will be handled confidentially, and informal information exchange may or may not lead to more formal action. The decision to pursue a complaint remains with the complainant.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion complaints can be discussed with the Assistant Dean of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Faculty of Medicine: 

The following are definitions of Harassment, Intimidation, and Discrimination.

  • Harassment: According to the Ontario Human Rights Code, harassment is “engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.”
  • Intimidation (bullying) is repeated, abusive, health-harming mistreatment which can involve threats, violence or humiliation.
  • Discrimination is the denial of an opportunity or differential treatment of an individual or group because of their perceived or actual membership in one of the protected groups identified in the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e. race, national or ethnic origin, religion, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability or conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended).

Note: Discrimination, Harassment, and Intimidation can be verbal, physical or visual (gestures).

If you have witnessed or experienced any of these behaviours, and have questions regarding how to submit a concern or complaint, please consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” or alternatively contact the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Sexual Harassment Complaints:

For all faculty, staff, and learners:

Harassment and Intimidation Complaint:

For learners:  

For Support Staff:

For contractors, visitors or volunteers

  • Contact person responsible for the contract of service, volunteer activity or reason for the visit

Complaints of harassment, intimidation or discrimination can also affect your mental health. If you have concerns about your health, do not hesitate to contact one of these wellness offices: 

For Medical Students: 

For Graduate Students, Postdoctoral fellows, Residents, Faculty: 

For Staff:

Additional questions? Contact us.

For additional information, contact:

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: edifom@uottawa.ca
Office of Faculty Affairs: proaff@uottawa.ca
Office of Professionalism: fompro@uottawa.ca

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