states, in part:
"That no member of the University community (faculty, staff, student) unduly interfere with the study, work or working environment of other members of the University or any aspect of another's University activity. This shall be taken to apply to the campus of the University. . ."
"A 'poisoned environment' (or one that is intimidating, hostile or offensive) can be created based on any of the prohibited grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and can be described as comment or conduct that is contrary to the aims of maintaining a supportive, respectful and tolerant environment."
Yesterday, some friends of mine and I observed several posters through at least DC and MC sporting a picture of Marie Curie.( (possibly offensive or triggery content)Collapse )
The posters were anonymous.
What are the feelings of the community on such posters? Should they be allowed on campus? Yes/no/it depends? Is this hate speech (in the legal sense of the term), or merely offensive and stupid? If the latter, what are the implications for Policy 33, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and provincial and federal labour regulations? I know few (none?) of us are lawyers, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
I have asked this question more officially elsewhere, in case anybody's wondering. I'm just curious what folks here would think, given we have a pretty good cross-section of students, alumni, staff, and other associated folks.