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About UWinPride

The UWindsor PRIDE Campaign

The UWindsor Pride Campaign started in 2019 when a small group of people gathered to plan a float for the Windsor Pride Parade happening that August. Under the leadership of Anne Rudzinski, with support from the Office of Student Experience, we were able to gather approximately 30 campus community members (some pictured below) and some of their children to represent the University of Windsor in the Pride Parade for the first time ever. 

 a group of over 20 people stand in front of a University of Windsor truck before the pride parade


The UWinPride Committee

Since 2019, we have grown to over 25 committee members and added additional co-chairs to help fulfill our mission of creating a safe and inclusive campus for everyone within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. For information, workshop requests, event suggestions, or anything else, you can contact us at uwinpride@uwindsor.ca. Also follow us on Instagram @UWinPride


Pride Committee co-chair Joyceln Lorito smiles at camera with pride pins on her jacket

Pride Committee co-chair Ash grins at camera sitting outside

Joyceln Lorito (she/her), Co-Chair

Bounce Back Program Administrator, Student Success and Leadership (interim)

Ashlyne O'Neil (she/they), Co-Chair

Learning Specialist, Office of Open Learning

Mack Park (they/them), Co-Chair

Program Coordinator, Lancers Recover
Graduate Student, MSW

Faculty & Staff Members

  • Anne Rudzinski (Founder, Former Co-chair + Sexual Violence Education Specialist, Prevent Resist Support)
  • Caiti Casey (Bounce Back Program Coordinator)
  • Frankie Cachon (Learning Specialist, Bystander Initiative & Womens and Gender Studies)
  • Giulia Barile (Lancer Rec + Sessional Instuctor, Human Kinetics)
  • Jacqueline Hebert (Student Experience Coordinator, Master of Management, Odette School of Business)
  • James Gauld (Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry)
  • Jamie Crawley (Professor, Nursing)
  • Kat Pasquach (Indigenous Outreach Coordinator, Turtle Island)
  • Kate Hargreaves (Admin Assistant, Organizational Development & Anti-Racism Organizational Change, Office of the VP People, Equity & Inclusion)
  • Katie Behan (Career Services)
  • Laura Little (Counsellor, Nursing)
  • Lindsey Jaber (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies + Professor, Education)
  • Marcie Demmans (Communications Coordinator, Leddy Library)
  • Richard Douglass-Chin (Professor, Women & Gender Studies + Founder of RAACES)
  • Sandra Ondraka (Campus Rec Coordinator, Athletics and Recreation, HK)
  • Scott Cowan (Librarian, Leddy Library)
  • Stephanie White (Director, Athletics and Recreation, HK)
  • Sujith Xavier (Professor, Law)
  • Sydney Murray (Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator, Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships)

Student Members

  • Aaron Bergeron (Student, Social Work)
  • Athena Cox (Student, Queer in STEM)
  • Chloe Wright (Student, Political Science)
  • Yu Fei Qin (Student EDI Supervisor, Athletics and Recreation)
  • Yifei Wang (Graduate Student, Sociology)

Past Members

  • Amilcar Nogueira (Staff, Writing Support Desk)
  • Beth Oakley (Staff, International Student Centre)
  • Derrick Biso (Alumni & Q-Link)
  • Giselle St. Louis (Counsellor, Engineering)
  • Kawmadie Kaarunanayakes (Co-op Student, Leddy Library)
  • Kristy Grant (Staff, Enrolment Management)
  • Merrick Pilling (Professor, Women and Gender Studies)
  • Phebe Lam (VP Student Experience)
  • Rahda Patel (Staff, Recruitment)
  • Russell Evans (Professor, Odette School of Business)
  • Sam Jones (Student, Social Work)
  • Suzan Sinjari (Student, Social Work)
  • Teah Burke (Student & President, Queer in STEM)
  • Terri Lawrence (Sessional Instructor, Nursing and Biology)