Human Rights Advisory Services

Human Rights Advisory Services
Human Rights Advisory Services

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

Stephanie Simpson - Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion) - ext. 75194

Stephanie has worked in Human Rights Office since 1996.  In 2018, she became the Director of both the Human Rights and Equity Offices. 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.  To schedule a meeting with Stephanie please contact Jill Christie at

Erin Clow - Education and Learning Advisor - ext. 75260

Erin Clow is the Education and Learning Advisor for both the Equity and Human Rights Offices. She is responsible for the implementation of training and communication strategies relating to equity and human rights. Erin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Studies from Queen's University, a Master of Arts degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Women Studies and Political Studies from Trent University. 

Nilani Loganathan – Human Rights Advisor ext. 36629

Nilani supports students, staff and faculty at Queen’s by working with them to effectively address human rights- and equity-related concerns using a client-led and anti-oppressive approach. Nilani has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Global Development Studies and has previously worked to advocate for international members of the Queen’s community.

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.

Jean Pfleiderer- Associate Director, Human Rights Advisory Services - 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 and Financial Assistant at the Human Rights Office and has worked in the Office since 1998. 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. She supports all staff within the Human Rights Office.

Lavie Williams - Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor - ext. 77581

After earning her Bachelor of Science (BScH) from Queen’s and then her Master of Arts (MA) in Human Rights from the University of Sussex, Lavie has joined the Human Rights Office as the Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor. As the newest addition to the team, Lavie brings her passion for and experience with anti-racism and anti-oppression work to contribute directly in developing, implementing and monitoring institutional inclusion and anti-oppression strategies. The Anti-Racism Directorate’s definition of inclusion is one she bases her work on and advocates for – “recognizing, welcoming and [importantly] making space for diversity.” She is a central point of contact for individuals and units who wish to access all related anti-oppression and anti-racism initiatives, processes and services at Queen’s. Please feel free to send her an email or call to arrange a chat (suitably to meet for tea too!).