Nominations for PACHRED membership open until April 8

The President’s Advisory Committee for Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization (PACHRED) Nominations Committee is seeking nominees for membership.

Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m. Interested Brock University students, faculty and staff can find details about the application process and committee requirements here.

Nominations Chair and PACHRED Staff Co-Chair Brad Clarke, Brock’s Director of Student Life and Success, said PACHRED members can play an important role in the coming years.

“In virtually every societal context, we are navigating a period of unprecedented transition, challenge and change,” said Clarke. “Involvement with PACHRED presents an opportunity for all members of the Brock community to help guide and shape our post-pandemic campus and community experience as we look to ‘build-back better,’ together.”

PACHRED serves to share information across campus, and collaborate on the common goals of community members to address opportunities and concerns associated with human rights, equity or decolonization, and advise University President Gervan Fearon. PACHRED also unifies the activities of six affiliated working groups: 2SLGBT+, Anti-Ableism and Mental Health, Anti-Racism Taskforce, Decolonization, Employment Equity, and Sexual Violence Prevention Committee.

“PACHRED provides an opportunity for Brock students, faculty and staff to have their voices heard,” said Faculty Co-Chair and Professor of Educational Studies Dolana Mogadime.

“The diverse representation of human rights issues is intersectional,” she said. “We strive to work collaboratively across advocacy groups. In this way, you can make a difference from where you stand in relation to other human right groups on campus.”

Student Co-Chair Lyn Trudeau said involvement in the committee is beneficial for all involved.

“PACHRED offers greater insight into various concerns across campus and supports relationship building within the University,” she said. “Overall, it provides a valuable learning experience.”

PACHRED meets at least four times each academic year. For accessibility, it is expected that PACHRED meetings will be virtual via Teams for the duration of the 2021-22 cycle. For more information, contact Shannon Kitchings at

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