Racial Justice Committee

In April 2021, the WUFA membership voted to make the Racial Justice Committee a permanent committee in WUFA’s Constitution & Bylaws.   The Racial Justice Committee’s mandate is to ensure racial justice, inclusion, substantive equality, and equity in the workplace and in the Association for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) WUFA members, regarding teaching, research, librarianship, hiring, administrative services, any other types of work performed by the BIPOC WUFA members, and resources. Its mandate consists of fighting for just and fair treatment, transparency and challenging racism, white privilege, and all forms of oppression on behalf of all BIPOC WUFA members.   

The Committee monitors the activities of the University community and will make recommendations concerning equity, substantive egalitarianism, and social justice for BIPOC faculty to the WUFA Executive Committee, contract, and grievance, hiring, and other committees of the Association, within the context of the Collective Agreement and the collective bargaining process. 

WUFA members are always welcome to join the Committee by contacting the Chair or the WUFA office. 

Winter 2024 meeting schedule:

Friday, January 26th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 9th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Racial Justice Committee 2023-24

Richard Douglass-Chin, Chair, English/Women's & Gender Studies

Eahab M.k. Elsaid, Co-chair, Odette School of Business

Imran Abdool, Economics

Yasser Alginahi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pierre Boulos, Centre for Teaching And Learning

Ronjon Paul Datta, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Natalie Delia Deckard, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

John Deukmedjian, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Pardeep Jasra, School of the Environment

Karen Mossman, Faculty of Education

Francisca Omorodion, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Ashlyne O’Neil, Office of Open Learning

Gurupdesh Pandher, Odette School of Business

Urvashi Soni-Sinha, Women's and Gender Studies

Peter Voyer, Odette School of Business