Chair – Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee

Chair – Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee 2018-08-29T11:56:14-07:00

Contact Information:

Imogene Lim
Local 2840
Imogene.Lim@viu.ca

 

 

 

 

From the VIUFA Terms of Reference:

The Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee shall monitor the Vancouver Island University Human Rights and Harassment Policies and Procedures. It shall also identify and publicize local and international human rights and solidarity issues. The Committee will engage the University and regional campus communities in initiatives and events that promote diversity, protect equality, prevent discrimination, and educate on topics of social/global justice and peace. The HRIS Committee will liaise with campus groups and community organizations to support issues of mutual interest, and cooperate towards the preservation and enhancement of fundamental human rights on our campus, in our communities, and internationally.

Duties

  1. chair meetings of their committee;
  2. attend meetings of their FPSE committee; and
  3. report on the activities of their committee to the Executive and to general meetings as required.

 Functions

  • Endeavour to form a committee with a minimum of 3 VIUFA members (including the Chair), and meet at least twice annually;
  • Promote the BC Human Rights Codes and the Federal Human Rights Act;
  • Monitor the Vancouver Island University Human Rights & Harassment Policies and Procedures;
  • Identify and publicize local and international human rights and solidarity issues, including those related to environmental justice;
  • Engage with VIU and regional campus communities in initiatives and events that promote diversity, protect equality, prevent discrimination, and educate on topics of social/global justice and peace;
  • Liaise with campus groups and community organizations to support issues of mutual interest, and cooperate in the preservation and enhancement of fundamental human rights on our campus, in our communities and internationally;
  • Attend Executive and General Membership Meetings;
  • Represent VIUFA on other committees or at meetings as requested by the President and VIUFA Executive; and
  • Report at Executive meetings and the Annual General Meeting.

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