Discrimination is treatment that burdens or disadvantages someone with no reasonable justification. This involves unfair or different treatment for reasons unrelated to academic or employment performance.
Examples of discrimination include:
Refusing to allow a student to reschedule an exam because the date conflicts with their religious high holy day.
Denying appropriate accommodations to persons with a medically certified disability
Evaluating students negatively because the instructor disapproves of their political beliefs or cultural perspectives
Harassment is comment or behaviour that is unwelcome or that has a negative impact on the person. Harassment can be either a single, serious incident or a pattern of related, repeated incidents.
Examples of harassment include:
Making racist, sexist, or homophobic jokes or remarks
Making repeated advances to a person after that person has indicated a lack of interest (verbally, by email, texting or through other forms of social media)
Mocking a person's accent, culture or religion
Consistently mis-gendering someone (like a student) or intentionally using the wrong pronoun
In Canada, no one has to tolerate any form of unwelcome or uninvited sexual advances.