human rights

Neutral washrooms needed

There’s a strong cultural anxiety surrounding gender-neutral washrooms.Continue...

Allergies worth accommodating

An Ontario mother has filed a human rights complaint, alleging her daughter is being discriminated against.Continue...

Standing Rock demonstration takes Queen’s students to Toronto

Hand drumming beneath skyscrapers, Queen’s Native Students Association President Lauren Winkler led a busload of Queen’s students to a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Toronto.Continue...

It’s a worker’s choice to show cleavage on the job

Breasts and thighs might be items on the menu, but that doesn’t include your waitress’ body.Continue...

Former Queen’s student appointed as new human rights commissioner

Queen’s alumna Renu Mandhane has been appointed as the new Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.Continue...

Human rights complaint against AMS dismissed

A Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) complaint filed against the AMS in March 2013 by a former employee was dismissed earlier this month after an adjudicator failed to find evidence of employment discrimination based on her disability.Continue...

Queen’s clubs expand the definition of genocide

Queen’s Amnesty International (QAI) will spend next week redefining genocide through Queen’s first Genocide Awareness Week.Continue...

Celebrating human rights

The University began its focus on human rights with the creation of the Queen’s Human Rights Office (HRO), now celebrating its 20th anniversary.Continue...

An era of ‘disappointment’

Canada has been regressive with human rights in recent decades, says the Canadian Secretary General for Amnesty International.Continue...

Annual conference doubles in size

For the first time, Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference offered free admittance to its delegates after $16,650 in sponsorship by Queen’s departments, Schools and organizations was provided to the conference. This marks an approximate $4,000 raise compared to last year.Continue...