Anne Mullen

New committee’s mandate to include employment equity

The University of Windsor has announced the launch of the President’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI), which will replace the President’s Accessibility Steering Committee (PASC).

The PCDI will have a broader mandate that will also include employment equity. Both the Campus Accessibility Coordinating Committee and Employment Equity Coordinating Committee will report on their work directly to the PCDI. It is anticipated that a Human Rights Coordinating Committee will later be developed and also report to the PCDI.

New Human Rights and Disabilities Act online video training is easy and accessible.  New Human Rights and Disabilities Act online video training is easy and accessible.

Required Human Rights and Disabilities Act training easy and accessible

Campus employees who completed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) modules, say the training proved to be fast and easy thanks to a new online video format.

“I did all the training in one session, and it took about 20 to 25 minutes. The videos were straightforward and easy to follow,” says Institutional Analyst, Robyn Nease.

“It does provide valuable information for all people, regardless of what you do or where you work.”

Top moustache growing honours awarded at fund-raising luncheon

Dino Spagnuolo’s first ever attempt at growing a moustache turned out to be a winner.

A clerk in the Leddy Library’s media centre, Spagnuolo tied for top honours with Dave Smith, an analyst in the university’s planning and budgets department, in a campus moustache growing contest.

“It’s an honour to have been chosen as a co-winner from among all these great-looking guys,” Spagnuolo said yesterday after a lunch held at the University Club to pick the winners.

Specialized maps to assist visually impaired in navigating campus

New maps will help people with visual disabilities to make their way through the campus, says Anne Mullen of the office of human rights, equity and accessibility.

The maps are available in large print format and in Braille—which employs raised print for interpretation by touch.

“It boils down to independence,” says Mullen, manager of accessibility and human rights. “Everyone should have the opportunity to navigate the campus on their own.”