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Welcome to Academic Women for Justice/Femmes universitaires pour la justice
Academic Women for Justice/Femmes universitaires pour la justice (AWJ-FUJ) is a non-profit, self-funded association committed to advancing the cause of women's equality on Canadian university and college campuses.
Despite legislation and measures to end discrimination, too many women working or studying in Canada continue to suffer unfair barriers to realising their full potential in the academic community.
The Association's goal is to ensure that all post-secondary educational institutions in Canada, in their regulations, procedures, and practices, respect Canada's commitment under the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Bienvenue au site de Femmes universitaires pour la justice/Academic Women for Justice
Femmes universitaires pour la justice / Academic Women for Justice est une association à but non-lucratif qui vise à promouvoir l'égalité des femmes dans les universités et collèges canadiens.
En dépit des lois et des mesures mises en place pour mettre fin à la discrimination, trop de femmes qui travaillent ou étudient au Canada font toujours face à des obstacles qui les empêchent de s'épanouir pleinement au sein de la communauté universitaire.
L'objectif principal de l'Association est de s'assurer que les institutions post-secondaires au Canada, dans leurs réglements, processus et pratiques, respectent les engagements du Canada en vertu de la Convention des Nations Unies pour l'Elimination de toutes les formes de discriminations contre les femmes.
Academic Women for Justice/Femmes universitaires pour la justice will be providing information on cases currently before Tribunals in Canada.
Galina Okouneva vs. Ryerson University
HRT Interim Decision: Galina Okouneva v. Ryerson University, September 11, 2012
HRT Interim Decision: Galina Okouneva v. Ryerson University, June 15, 2012
Adele Mercier vs. Queen's University
HRT Interim Decision: Adele Mercier vs. Queen's University, February 15, 2013
HRT Interim Decision: Adele Mercier vs. Queen's University, September 14, 2012
HRT Interim Decision: Adele Mercier vs. Queen's University, August 21, 2012
Interim Decision: March 10, 2011
Emily Carasco vs. The University of Windsor
Emily Carasco, a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor applied for the position of Dean at the Faculty in November 2009. As of February 2010, she was one of the final two candidates on the short list. During the final stages of the interview process, Richard Moon, a colleague of the applicant and the personal respondent, came forward with allegations that the applicant had participated in plagiarism. This was made known to the Search Committee. Emily Carasco alleges that the actions of Richard Moon, the Search Committee and its chair amount to discrimination against her on the basis of race and sex. She alleges that their actions would not have been taken had the Faculty not been on the brink of choosing a woman of colour as its Dean.
Here are a few of the numerous HRT decisions concerning this complaint:
Dianne Ford vs. Nipissing University
HRT Final Decision Dianne Ford vs Nipissing University, January 28, 2011
Jennifer Chan vs. The University of British Columbia
Professor files complaint against UBC for 'racial bias' by Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, April 19, 2011
HRT Interim Decision: December 21, 2010
Anne Marie Miraglia vs. University of Waterloo
In 2008, Professor Anne Marie Miraglia filed a complaint against the University of Waterloo with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that she had been the victim of sexual discrimination in the process leading to her promotion to full professor, on the grounds, among others, that she was asked to wait a year while the file of a more junior, and less qualified male colleague was put forward for promotion to full professor, that she was subjected to harassment by the Department Chair, following her request for promotion, and that the Department Chair and, the Dean, Ken Coates intervened in a discriminatory manner in the promotion process. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal issued an interim decision on the obligation of the University of Waterloo to disclose pertinent documentation. HRT-Interim Decision Disclosure - October 29, 2009
In July 2010, the Tribunal announced a negative decision, affirming that the differential treatment given Professor Miraglia was not discriminatory under the Code. Final Decision Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario - July 5, 2010
In August 2010, Professor Anne Marie Miraglia filed a "Request for Reconsideration-RD" (Form 20) pointing out substantial failings on the part of the Tribunal during the hearing process and numerous errors in fact in how her case was represented in the Tribunal decision. Full access to this document is available through FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act).
On November 17, 2010, the HRT Vice-Chair did not find "compelling and extraordinary circumstances that require the Decision to be reconsidered". Final Decision.
Dr. Susan J. Hemmings versus University of Saskatchewan