Brock has appointed Chelsea Takalo to the role of Interim Director of Human Rights and Equity (HRE).
Takalo has deep experience developing and delivering diversity, anti-racism, human rights, anti-oppression and equity-based training, and currently serves as Student Equity Program Advisor at the Toronto District School Board, one of the largest school boards in North America.
A social worker by training, Takalo holds a master’s in social work and teaches related courses as an instructor at Sheridan College.
Takalo’s term will begin on Monday, June 13.
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.
“Brock has been working hard to make its campus community more equitable and inclusive,” says 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.”
In April, 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.