The Human Rights Office supports Western’s respectful and inclusive working and learning environment by providing advice and guidance on Western’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

Welcome to the Human Rights Office. We are dedicated to making Western a safe, respectful and supportive environment for all members of the University community. The Human Rights Office is confidential except in specific circumstances. Read more about HRO.

News and Announcements

Western names new Director, Human Rights - December 15, 2022

Western is pleased to announce that Aisha Raja has been named Director, Human Rights effective January 1, 2023. Aisha joined the University as a Legal Advisor in 2021. Prior to that she served as a lawyer for the Niagara Community Legal Clinic where she represented clients in a variety of practice areas including human rights, housing, income security, employment, and immigration law. Read more about Aisha Raja.

New Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The creation of a new Equity, Diversity & Inclusion portfolio at Western has led to a restructuring and name change for Equity and Human Rights Services. Read more.

Western welcomes its first Associate Vice-president of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (AVP, EDI). Dr. Opiyo Oloya will be an integral member of Western’s senior leadership team. Read more in Western News.

Human Rights and COVID-19

Please read this statement from the Human Rights Office at Western regarding human rights and COVID-19.

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