Human Rights Policy Board

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 for contributing to collaborative work to advance equity in policy realms at SFU, then we encourage you to submit your expression of interest to the Chair of the Human Rights Policy Board. Please review the Call for Expressions of Interest for more information.

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

Name Department Email Term
Berezhnova, Dasha (Darya)  Staff, External Relations dberezhn@sfu.ca November 1, 2022 - October 30, 2025
Do, Thuy
Student Member, Graduate thuyd@sfu.ca May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Kyne, Ashley Student Member, Graduate akyne@sfu.ca May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2023
L, Sharvesh Student Member, Graduate sharvesh_l@sfu.ca January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
McGovern, Clare Faculty, Political Science - SFUFA clare_mcgovern@sfu.ca October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025
O’Doherty, Tamara (Chair) Faculty, Criminology - SFUFA tamara_odoherty@sfu.ca September 1, 2020, August 31, 2023
Stewart, Kevin
Faculty, Beedie School of Business, SFUFA
kstewart@sfu.ca May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025
To, Aileen
Staff, Faculty of Applied Sciences, APSA
ato@sfu.ca
May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025
Vo, Khoa
Student Member, Undergraduate
Khoa_vo@sfu.ca May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023

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

The Human Rights Policy Board response to the 2021 Annual Report is available here

The Human Rights Policy Board initial response to the call for community feedback on the move of the Human Rights Office to the Vice-President, People, Equity, Inclusion portfolio is available here.