Ensuring Equal Rights for All
PhD candidate (Law) Kerri Froc is challenging traditional understandings of constitutional rights, which have excluded women’s needs and perspectives. Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees rights and freedoms equally for men and women, but her research demonstrates it has either been ignored, or interpreted in a way that distorts its intended purpose.
Kerri is now conducting the first comprehensive examination of its history, interpretation and potential application with the goal of ensuring the Charter delivers on its promise of a fair, equal and democratic society for all Canadians. Her important research has been recognized with a Vanier Canada Scholarship and a Trudeau Foundation Scholarship.