The University of Regina has introduced their workplace harassment program for students and staff.
The U-R respect program is a new and improved respect in the workplace eLearning program that students and staff will be encouraged to take part in.
President Dr. Vianne Timmons said workplace harassment has been a problem at any institution.
“We have almost 16,000 students and we have over 3,000 employees; of course there are going to be incidents,” Dr. Timmons said. “But it’s more than that for me, it’s not even about the incidents of harassment, it’s about how we treat each other.”
Sheldon Kennedy from the Respect Group said he feels every workplace needs a program like this.
“You look at the leadership that the Saskatchewan government showed, it’s mandatory for every public servant in this province,” Kennedy said. “That was the first province to do that.”
The U of R says the aim of the program is to eliminate harassment, bullying, abuse and discrimination from the University.