Human Rights Policy Board

The Human Rights Policy Board’s role is:

  • To provide advice to the University Secretary concerning the Policy and its associated procedures. 
  • To act as an advisory resource for the Director of Human Rights, including to provide advice and guidance in the development of an educational program. 
  • To review and comment on the annual report prepared by the Director of Human Rights. 
  • To participate in the mandated formal review of the Human Rights Policy every five years, or at such other time as the Policy undergoes formal review. 

The Human Rights Policy Board will consist of three faculty members, three staff members, four students (at least one graduate and one undergraduate), and a Chair.

Appendix B to the Human Rights Policy (GP 18) sets out the appointment process, membership, and terms of reference for the Human Rights Policy Board.

Human Rights Policy Board Membership

We are inviting expressions of interest from SFU faculty members who are interested in serving on the Human Rights Policy Board. If you have a passion to contribute to collaborative work to advance equity in policy realms at SFU, then we invite you to review the Call for Expressions of Interest for details, instructions, and timeline.

Name Department Local Email Term
Bacchus, Shaneza Staff, Criminology - CUPE   ssb3@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2024
Basra, Nimrit
Student Member, Undergraduate   nimritb@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Black, Sam
Faculty, Philosophy - SFUFA 25537 samuelb@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2024
Doehring, Erika Student Member, Graduate   eed1@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Kyne, Ashley Student Member, Undergraduate   akyne@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
McKay, Maegan Student Member, Graduate   maegan_mckay@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
O’Doherty, Tamara (Chair) Faculty, Criminology - SFUFA 23185 tamara_odoherty@sfu.ca September 1, 2020, August 31, 2023
Shapko, Lisa Staff, Audio Visual Services - APSA 24829 shapko@sfu.ca February 25, 2016 - February 24, 2023
Stoddard, Mitchell Staff, Centre for Accessible Learning - APSA 23313 mitchell_stoddard@sfu.ca July 11, 2018 - July 10, 2022
Ghorab, Roya Staff, Human Rights Office, Recording Secretary, Ex-officio (non-voting) 26632 hroadmin@sfu.ca November 1, 2018 - Present

Students are appointed for a one-year term.
Faculty and staff are appointed for a three-year term.