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Developed by the Human Rights & Positive Environment Office of UNB, the Unconscious Bias Module is part of a series of presentations designed to make education on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) more accessible, interactive, and available to you remotely. This 30 - 40 minute self-guided module is one step in a broader goal to equip the bi-campus community with more knowledge and confidence to help us collaboratively transform our working and learning environments.

In 2020 consultation sessions were conducted regarding UNB’s Chosen Name & Gender Identity Policy. As of February 2021, the Chosen Name & Gender Identity Policy successfully made its way through the internal UNB approval process.

Since the policy approval, two multi-unit implementation and data management teams have actively worked towards the readiness of UNB systems and UNBs chosen name and gender identity form is now live, backed by the UNB Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy.

A printable change of name and/or gender in-person request form is also available in pdf or doc file format for requests that cannot be submitted online through Colleage Self Service. 

For information on the form, please view the Chosen Name FAQ

Please note that different UNB systems take different amounts of time to update – for example, sometimes a requested change will be updated overnight, other systems may be more responsive and a change is seen in a few hours. Feel free to consult the chosen name data flow chart for more information or reach out to if you have questions.

UNB is committed to fostering an inclusive campus culture where everyone feels supported in being their most authentic selves. Being aware of and using pronouns, in a conscious way, is a way to respect individuals and create an inclusive environment. Learning about pronouns can help us learn about each other, acknowledge our wonderous differences and similarities and help us in keeping respect and kindness at the forefront of all we do. 

In an effort to help in your personal learning, members of the UNB community have developed a resource where you can get answers to commonly asked questions.

The Human Rights and Positive Environment Office has gathered a compilation of works and resources that is aimed at students as well as academic and non-academic staff. We especially hope that white folks, wanting to be better educated about racism here in Canada and beyond, will spend some time with these in order to be effective allies in the fight against racism.

We’ve drawn heavily on compilations shared with us, including lists compiled by Hanna Jacobsen, as well as Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein. Having added several suggestions of our own, will continue to gather, collate, and annotate resources to add to this expanding compendium. 

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A link to the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission which provides a number of province based supports and documentation. A link to New Brunswick's Human Rights Commission's policies and guidelines. New Brunswick Human Rights Commission's guideline on accommodating students with disabilities
Other Provincial Commissions Policies & Guidelines: 
British Columbia | Alberta | Saskatchewan |  Manitoba | Ontario | Quebec | Nova Scotia | Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador | Yukon | Northwest Territories | Nunavut 

Do you have questions or concerns about something your instructor said or did? Wondering how to approach a difficult conversation?

CBC's Revision Quests series' podcasts. Also available from CBC are podcasts concerning freedom of speech and religion. Take some time to browse for your own learning.

The Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion gives registered users access to a knowledge repository as well as access to research articles, reports, webinars, tools/templates & videos. To register, click on the sign in button on the homepage. The CCDI also provides access to a multicultural calendar that is updated annually in both English & French.

Gender-neutral washrooms are those devoid of any gender-specific signage or designation. They are designed to accommodate the needs of a greater range of people, as many individuals are not comfortable using male or female-gendered washrooms. They also exist to provide privacy to any individual who requires it, no matter their reasons. This list will be updated as gender-neutral washrooms are identified. If you are aware of a gender-neutral washroom that is not listed here, please email the Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment indicating the building and room number.

Fredericton Campus

Building Location Description
Alumni Memorial All washrooms are gender neutral
Bailey Hall Staff bathroom on either side of B146
Bailey Hall Staff bathroom in front of both first year lab doors
Carleton Hall Third floor, beside room 307 Wheelchair accessible
C.C. Jones Student Services Centre Second floor, to the right of the main staircase (check in at front desk) Wheelchair accessible
C.C. Jones Student Services Centre Third floor, for Student Health Centre clients Two bathrooms, one wheelchair accessible
Richard J. CURRIE CENTER First floor, family locker room Wheelchair accessible
Richard J. CURRIE CENTER Second floor, beside Multi-Purpose Room (2-26) Wheelchair accessible, single stall
Richard J. CURRIE CENTER Third floor, in hallway behind gym facility Wheelchair accessible, single stall
Harriet Irving Library First floor, between gendered bathrooms Wheelchair accessible
Head Hall First floor, in front of auditorium in entrance, room C-12B Wheelchair accessible
Keirstead Hall Second floor, room 206-2 Wheelchair accessible
Lady Beaverbrook Gym Second floor, beside staircase on right Co-ed washrooms, family locker room accessible on Saturdays
Faculty of Law Building First floor, room 18 Wheelchair accessible
Marshall D'Avray None
McConnell Hall None
McLaggen Hall Room 151
Memorial Hall All washrooms are gender neutral
Neville Homestead All washrooms are gender neutral
New Forestry Building Basement floor, room 012 Wheelchair accessible
Old Forestry Building 2 single-sex on first floor Wheelchair accessible
Old Forestry Building Third floor, room 312 Single stall
IUC None
Renaissance College All washrooms gender neutral Wheelchair accessible on first floor
Singer Hall Single stalls on all 3 floors
Sir Howard Douglas Hall
('Old Arts Building')
Student Union Buillding Second floor, close to the Student Union hallway and hair salon Wheelchair accessible
Tilley Hall First floor, room 105 Wheelchair accessible
Toole Hall First floor, in front of room 19 Wheelchair accessible
Toole Hall Second floor, close to rear doors of TO3 and room 140 Wheelchair accessible

Saint John Campus

Building Location Description
Annex A and B Rm. 13
Annex C Rm. 102
Annex C Rm. 103
Athletic Centre Groud floor Rm. 04 Wheelchair accessible
Ganong Hall Rm. 128
Hazen Hall First floor Rm. 113
Oland Hall Rm. 134- to the left of the Registrar's window  
Oland Hall Rm. 135- to the left of the Registrar's window  
Sir James Dunn Residence First floor- Rm. A210  
Thomas J Condon Centre First floor-Rm. 117  

Find practical tips on making the teaching experience instructors are providing more inclusive of students who have been traditionally overlooked. 

A guide to making your course more welcoming to and supportive of indigenous students. (Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon is pronounced bill-wee-duh-huz-zoo-wows-sue-wah’-gn and means “Allowing your thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth.")