St. Catharines university appoints equity and human rights director
Published June 9, 2022 at 2:03 pm
In a move growing increasing common in both business institutions and educational ones these days, Brock University with campuses in St. Catharines and Thorold has appointed a director of human rights and equity.
Chelsea Takalo, currently the Student Equity Program Advisor at the Toronto District School Board, one of the largest and most diverse in North America, will begin her role as Interim Director of Human Rights and Equity (HRE) at Brock on June 13.
“Brock has been working hard to make its campus community more equitable and inclusive,” said Takalo. “And while there’s still lots of work to do in this area, I’m excited to be joining such a progressive team with such a strong commitment to human rights, equality and diversity.”
A social worker by training, Takalo holds a master’s in social work and teaches related courses as an instructor at Sheridan College.
The university said, “HRE was established as a resource to provide members of the Brock community with information, education, assistance and advice on issues related to human rights, harassment, discrimination and bullying.”
Two months ago, Brock launched a review of HRE, considering its mandate, operational effectiveness, organizational structure and resourcing. Recommendations from the review will be provided to the President by the end of 2022.
Chelsea Takalo will begin her role as Interim Director of Human Rights and Equity (HRE) at Brock University on June 13.
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