Human Rights Office

Human Rights Office
Human Rights Office

The Human Rights Initiative Award

The Queen's Human Rights Initiative Award is given annually in recognition of initiatives that have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of equality and human rights at Queen's University.

Nominations for the Queen's Human Rights Initiative Award will be considered on the basis of four criteria:

  • The originality of the initiative
  • Its positive impact on the University Community,
  • its sustainability and;
  • how it has encouraged partnerships/cooperation among community constituents.

To submit a nomination:

Nominations Now Open - Deadline January 13, 2020

  • Fill in this nomination form and mail to  the Selection Committee, Queen's Human Rights Initiative Award c/o the Human Rights Office at B506 Mackintosh Corry, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, or e-mail or fax (613) 533-6576

Past Winners

2002             Peer education program on sexual assault, Residence Life Office

2003             Educational outreach program, HIV/AIDS Regional Services

2004             Reelout Queer Festival Services

2005             Accessibility Queen's

2007             Four Directions Aboriginal Centre

2008             Campaign for a Hate-free campus, Queen's University Muslim Students Association

2009             QUIC English Language Group

2010             Queen's Heath and Human Rights Conference, HHRC Team, Queen's School of Medicine

2011             EQUIP Queerientation

2012             Anti Stigma Workshops in Residence, HCDS Peer Educators, AMS Social Issues Commission,Residence Life

2013             CFRC

2014             African & Caribbean Students Association

2015             Kahswentha Indigenous Knowledge Initiative (KIKI)

2016             Diane Kelly / Hafizur Rahman (Lifetime Achievement Award in Human Rights)

2017             Tricia Baldwin

2018             Alana Butler