The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility invites nominations for its annual OHREA awards, recognizing the contributions of individuals and groups to advance human rights, social justice, diversity, inclusivity, employment equity, mental health, and accessibility at the University of Windsor.
The awards will be presented on Friday, Feb. 26, in acknowledgement of the United Nations World Day of Social Justice. Nominations from staff, faculty, students, alumni, and retirees of the University of Windsor open Oct. 22 and close Nov. 13.
The awards committee is looking for demonstrated evidence and specific examples in five categories:
- Accessibility Award for contributions to accessible education, training and awareness, accessible employment, accessible customer service, accessible built environments, or accessible information and communication within the University of Windsor;
- Employment Equity Award for contributions to the advancement of employment equity at the University;
- Human Rights and Social Justice Award for contributions to embedding a culture of respect for human rights at the University or have worked towards the advancement of social justice at the local and global levels;
- Mental Health Champion for work towards removing stigmas associated with mental illness and towards promoting mental health and well-being;
- OHREA Award for contributions to the advancement of culture, diversity, and inclusivity at the University of Windsor.