Compassion and respect for the diverse and intersecting identities and lived experiences of our students is at the core of the University’s Supportive Leaves Policy. The Policy is designed to allow for tailored supports to meet the highly individualized needs of students who may be in need of a Leave.
If a student from an equity deserving group(s) is placed on Leave under the Policy, the Vice-Provost, Students will take this into consideration when assigning a Student Case Manager (SCM) and include representation on the Student Support Team (SST) from an appropriate central equity office, such as the University’s Anti-racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) or Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, a divisional or campus EDI lead, and/or accessibility services staff. The SST and SCM will also ensure that the student is connected with culturally relevant services and resources, both internal and external to the University, during the Leave and upon a return to studies.
For more information about considerations for Indigenous students and international students see the two questions below in this section.