Annual Open House and OHREA Awards

The OHREA Awards were presented at an Open House Reception on Friday, December 13th, 2019 in the Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. These awards recognize and celebrate the contributions made by individuals and groups to advance human rights, social justice, diversity, inclusivity, mental health, employment equity and accessibility at the University of Windsor.

Award Categories

A total of five (5) OHREA Awards are given in the areas of:

  • Accessibility
  • Employment Equity
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Mental Health Champion
  • The OHREA Award

Essential Criteria and Eligibility:

Individuals or groups may be nominated for an award. The OHREA Awards Committee looks for demonstrated evidence and specific examples of contributions at the University of Windsor. The criteria used for the selection process will include, but are not limited to:

  • A demonstrated dedication to human rights, social justice, diversity, employment equity and accessibility
  • Contributions made to improve and promote human rights, social justice, diversity, employment equity, mental health and accessibility at the University
  • Fostering a culture of inclusivity at the University

All members of the University community are eligible to be nominated for the awards. This includes students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and volunteers. Persons outside of the University (who contribute to the advancement of human rights at the University) may also be nominated.
*Please note, you cannot nominate yourself.

Nomination deadline is November 4, 2019.

Please follow this link to submit a nomination.

Should you have any questions, or require this information in an alternate format, please contact:


The 2018 OHREA Award recipients (clockwise from top left): Sandra Ondracka with Kaye Johnson, Dr. Kathy McCloskey, Purita Bristow, Jessica Tetreault-Fazio and Chantal Kayumba