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Awards to honour campus contributions to human rights

The law student group “Snakes and Lancers” will receive a new award designed to honor mental health champions when the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (OHREA) hosts its annual open house and awards ceremony on Friday, December 8, in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

A total of five awards will be given. The OHREA Awards recognize and celebrate the contributions made by individuals and groups who advance human rights, social justice, diversity, inclusivity, mental health, employment equity, and accessibility at the University of Windsor.

This year’s other honorees include:

  • Accessibility Award to political science graduate Nicholas Harris;
  • Employment Equity Award to Karen Roland of the Faculty of Education;
  • Human Rights and Social Justice Award to Beverly Jacobs of the Faculty of Law;
  • OHREA Award to psychology student Victoria Pedri.

The awards ceremony will take place from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., during the open house running from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event promises warm beverages, lunch foods and live music. The campus community is invited to bring non-perishable food items for the student food bank for collection at the event.

For more information, visit the event website, email ohrea@uwindsor.ca, or phone 519-253-3000, ext. 3400.