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...

Statistics too often sideline lived experiences

One person’s suffering should be enough to warrant help, and is more persuasive than a statistic in fueling progress.Continue...

News in Brief

The Saturday Club celebrates 120 years; Human Rights Office report late

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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...

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