Gender Neutral Language

Equity

Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: Jan 11, 1993
Reformatted: Mar 30, 2001

Purpose

To ensure that all official documents, publications and presentations are written in gender neutral and/or gender inclusive language.

Policy

All documents, publications or presentations developed by all University constituencies, including faculty and staff, shall be written in gender neutral and/or gender inclusive language.

Deans of Colleges have a responsibility to ensure that faculty use gender neutral and/or gender inclusive language in course materials distributed to students and in classroom discourse.

Procedure

Guidelines for non-sexist language are available from the Employment Equity Office (Human Resources).

Existing documents will be reviewed by the Employment Equity Advisory Committee, which will suggest appropriate gender neutral language.

Related Documents

There are no other documents associated with this policy.

Contact Information

Contact Person: Director, Employee Services
Phone: 306-966-6325