Annual OHREA Awards

Poster for the 2022 OHREA Awards

About the OHREA Awards

The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (OHREA) is celebrating its annual OHREA Awards which recognizes 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.

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The 2022 Annual OHREA Awards Ceremony has been virtually launched with an Introduction Video from Kaye Johnson and Dr. Robert Gordon

The Accessibility Award was presented to Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering (MAME) 4th Year Capstone Students Luka Mlinarevic, Pavneet Sarao, Alea McLellan, Jasmine Bull and Saifaldin Eyad Hassan Abdelhamid under the supervision of Colin Novak

The Employment Equity Award was presented to Karen Pillon, Associate University Librarian, Leddy Library

The Human Rights and Social Justice Award was presented to Danardo Jones, Faculty of Law

The Mental Health Champion Award was presented to Krista Chandler, Department of Kinesiology

The Overall OHREA Award was presented to Lacy Carty, Legal Counsel for the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society

Please follow this link for the 2022 OHREA Awards Program

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 follow this link to the online nomination form.

*Please note, you cannot nominate yourself.

OHREA Awards 2021

Please follow this link to see the 2021 Annual OHREA Awards.

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