UPEI releases draft action plan to address workplace culture on campus


The University of Prince Edward Island has released a draft of its five-year action plan to address a toxic workplace culture on campus that was identified in a third-party report in 2021 and to act on the report’s recommendations. The action plan is designed to ensure the university never faces this issue again by introducing greater accountability and transparency. “The accountability provisions of the action plan represent a further commitment to protecting members of the community from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, and to building an inclusive environment on our campus,” state UPEI Board Chair Shannon MacDonald and Interim President Greg Keefe in an opening letter in the document. UPEI also recently created seven new positions related to EDI, sexual violence prevention and response, and student support positions in response to the review’s findings. The UPEI Faculty Association told CBC that it would like to see UPEI enacting greater and faster change on campus to address the issues.

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