Kaye Johnson

Chantal KayumbaAn award from the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility recognized nursing student Chantal Kayumba for her advocacy on behalf of patients.

Nursing student wins recognition as human-rights advocate

An award from the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility recognized nursing student Chantal Kayumba for her advocacy on behalf of patients.

New committee’s mandate to include employment equity

The University of Windsor has announced the launch of the President’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI), which will replace the President’s Accessibility Steering Committee (PASC).

The PCDI will have a broader mandate that will also include employment equity. Both the Campus Accessibility Coordinating Committee and Employment Equity Coordinating Committee will report on their work directly to the PCDI. It is anticipated that a Human Rights Coordinating Committee will later be developed and also report to the PCDI.

Manu Sharma, Lauren Bultje, Lois Smedick Education professor Manu Sharma, psychology student Lauren Bultje representing Out on Campus, and professor emerita Lois Smedick received awards Wednesday from the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility.

Awards celebrate campus commitment to human rights and social justice

The first annual OHREA awards reception, December 10 in the Odette Building, celebrated campus commitment to social justice.

Hundreds entranced by cultural festival

The Celebration of Nations was a wonderful opportunity to share his culture, said Navpreet Singh. The master of engineering student was part of a group which performed a traditional Punjabi dance marking the harvest.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our folk dance,” he said following the performance Thursday in the CAW Student Centre. “We are showing our culture to the whole world.”

New Convocation tradition reflects diversity on campus

The institution of a moment of reflection to replace prayer during University of Windsor Convocation ceremonies will create a more inclusive atmosphere, says Kaye Johnson, director of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility.

“We operate to make things as inclusive as possible—widening the circle,” she says. “A moment of silent reflection will allow people to use this time as they need to, not as someone else decides.”

Reception to celebrate opening of multi-faith space

Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the official opening of the new campus Multi-Faith Space, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

The space is intended for prayer, meditation or contemplation, and is located in room B-08 on the lower level of the CAW Student Centre.

Kaye Johnson, director of the University’s Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, called the multi-faith space a “typical model” on Canadian campuses.