The School of Computer Science (SOCS) at McGill is incredibly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, and other factors. This diversity directly contributes to making the School not only an outstanding research and education institution, but also a place where we can learn from each other and work together toward a better future.
Our students, staff, and faculty, are committed to creating and promoting a community where everyone is welcome and supported, no matter their backgrounds, experiences, or perspectives. Where everyone is provided the same opportunities and respect. Where all members are empowered to succeed and contribute to the betterment of the whole.
Our shared ethics encourages personal growth, high standards in learning, impactful research, collegial support, and affecting society in meaningful ways. Success depends on creating an environment that removes all hindrances to these goals in all venues within SOCS. Regardless of one's ethnicity, race, beliefs, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and other characteristics, we strive to promote and create a healthy and supportive community where everyone is included as a member of SOCS, and where every member's contributions are valued.
We believe that a university is a cradle of diverse thoughts and ideas. In that light, we strive for a community that is a safe place where individuals with differing opinions and ideas can express themselves freely in professional and respectful ways, that differences of opinion do not signify rightness or wrongness, but instead open avenues of dialogue.
If you are a Computer Science student who has experienced discrimination or harassment issues the School would like to support you as best as we can. To this end, please consider following these steps if you experience discrimination or harassment: