Human Rights Office

Human Rights Office
Human Rights Office

Contact Us

To contact an advisor or call the Office: 

Telephone: (613) 533-6886 

Fax: 613-533-6576 


Mail: Human Rights Office, B 506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6

Our Staff

Irène Bujara - University Advisor on Equity and Human Rights ext. 77581

Irène Bujara has worked at Queen's since 1992 as the Director of the Human Rights Office. In 2005 she became the Director of both the Human Rights Office and the Equity Office. Irène advises the University on its obligations under the Human Rights Code as well as other related legislation such as the Employment Equity Act. Irène holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa.  To schedule a meeting with Irène please contact Jill Christie at

Stephanie Simpson - Director, Human Rights Office - ext. 75194

Stephanie has worked with the Human Rights Office in the portfolio of anti-racism advisor since 1996.  She holds an M.Ed degree and has studied how racism and processes of racialization affect youth in smaller urban centres such as Kingston.  She currently represents Queen's on the Kingston Immigration Partnership Operations Committee Council. 

Barb Lotan - Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator ext. 36330

The University welcomed Barb to campus in May 2016.  As SPVR Coordinator, Barb works closely with the Human Rights Office and other campus partners on coordinating training and education related to sexual violence, and developing the University’s central sexual violence policy and other related policies on the Queen’s campus.  Additionally, Barb serves as a point of contact to provide information to students who have experienced sexual violence about the services and supports available both on and off campus.  Barb is also able to provide students with information on reporting options including the University’s non-academic misconduct system.

Margot Coulter - Human Rights Advisor - ext. 36629

Margot has been at the Human Rights Office since 1992 in the capacity of Sexual Harassment Prevention Coordinator.  She is also involved in the Greater Kingston Community as a member of the Steering and Protocol committees of Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Community (KFACC).  Margot is also the past Chair of the Board of Kingston Interval House, a shelter for abused women and children who are leaving abusive relationships.

Jean Pfleiderer- Human Rights Advisor - ext. 75847

Jean has worked with the Human Rights Office in the capacity of Sexual and Gender Diversity Coordinator since 2008.  She facilitates the Queen's Positive Space Program and is on the executive for Queen's Association of Queer Employees (QUAQE).

Ruth Santamaria- Administrative Assistant - ext. 75139

Ruth Santamaria is the Administrative Assistant at the Human Rights Office and has worked in the Office since 1996. As the front line person, she is responsible for fielding inquiries made to the office as well as assisting with any questions that may arise.