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

Name Department Email Term
Berezhnova, Dasha (Darya)  Staff, External Relations November 1, 2022 - October 30, 2025
Lorraine, Brian Staff Member May 1, 2023 - April 30, 2026
McGovern, Clare Faculty, Political Science - SFUFA October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025
O’Doherty, Tamara (Chair) Faculty, Criminology - SFUFA September 1, 2020, August 31, 2023
Stewart, Kevin
Faculty, Beedie School of Business, SFUFA May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025
To, Aileen
Staff, Faculty of Applied Sciences, APSA
May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025
Zahir, Abdul Staff Member, Institutional Strategic Awards April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2027
Nounesi, Daphne Graduate Student Member (PhD), Political Science April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
Mvungi, Shanjarika Undergraduate Student Member, FASS April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
Nduagu, Adanna Undergraduate Student Member, Political Science April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
Edelson, Zoe Graduate Student Member, Philosophy May 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025

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.