Demonstrating a commitment to employment equity is something she tries to do every day, says associate university librarian Karen Pillon.
“Equity is not something we just do when we sit down at an employment equity table and we say now we’re going to use it,” she says. “It really has to be life-long.”
Pillon’s contributions to the advancement of employment equity earned her the Employment Equity Award from the Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility.
She has served as an equity assessor, a member of the Review Committee on Employment Equity, and chair of the Windsor University Faculty Association’s status of women committee, and professes a particular passion for ensuring a more representative staff and faculty complement at the University.
She has served as a member of the Review Committee on Employment Equity, and is past chair of the Windsor University Faculty Association’s status of women, diversity, and equity action committee. Pillon continues to contribute as an employment equity/procedures assessor, as a long-standing member of the Employment Equity Co-ordinating Committee, and by providing leadership in formalizing employment equity processes in hiring.
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This is the second in a five-part series recognizing recipients of the 2022 OHREA awards.