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Queen's University

The Human Rights Legislation Group

The Human Rights Legislation Group is composed of unit heads from all academic and non-academic groups on campus or their designates.

 The group is co-chaired by Lisa Newton(Queen’s Legal Counsel and Access and Privacy Co-ordinator) and Irène Bujara (Human Rights and Equity Office Director). The purpose of the group is to provide units with the information they need to understand the constantly evolving landscape of human rights-related legislation in order to prevent breaches of human rights. 

Some of the pieces of legislation discussed include: the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its standards, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Employment Equity Legislation.

The group holds periodic meetings to exchange information that will help units understand these changes, how they will affect the workplace and the skills required to meet our legal obligations. Interested individuals should email for information on attending the meetings or for access to resources. 

Meeting Highlights





Lisa Newton

Legal Counsel, Vice-Principal Operations and Finance


Irène Bujara

Director, Human Rights Office


    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000