Isha Khan is acting executive director and senior counsel with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. She is responsible for overseeing the Commission’s work to promote human rights for all Manitobans. Her role is to oversee the complaint process and the Commission’s education programs, regularly presenting to organizations on current and emerging human rights issues.
Jennifer Llewellyn is the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Last year she served as the scholar in residence for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Her teaching and research is focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions, peace building, international and domestic human rights law, public law and Canadian constitutional law. She has written and published extensively on the theory and practice of a restorative approach.
Jessica joined the Commission in January 2015. She is a member of the Yukon Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, and is currently the president of the Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
She is a former Crown Prosecutor with the Nunavut Regional Office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and has served as an adjudicator with the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal. She has also worked for Maliiganik Tukisiiniakvik Legal Aid and the Department of Justice in Nunavut and appeared as counsel before the Nunavut Mental Health Review Board.
Raegan Mager has been with the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission since September 2014. She obtained a Law Clerk Diploma from Centennial College and studied philosophy and sociology at the University of Toronto.
She is trained in mediation and restorative principles with her work focused on assisting people in finding resolution to human rights conflicts.
Monette Maillet received her BA in Criminology from the University of New Brunswick in 1987, and her Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 1990. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 1991 and practiced law there for more than 10 years as a civil litigator.
Carey Majid holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Waterloo (1994) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. She has been a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2001.
Majid teaches the Law Society’s bar admission course on human rights and regularly presents on human rights issues to employers, government agencies and community groups and at conferences.
Renu Mandhane was appointed chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in October 2015. She is the former executive director of the award-winning International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She has an LL.M in international human rights law from New York University. Renu began her practice focused on criminal law, and in that capacity she represented many survivors of sexual violence and prisoners. Mandhane has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and the United Nations.
Russ served with the RCMP from 1978-1998 followed by a second career as an investment consultant (1999-2012). In 2010, Russ was diagnosed with and received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In January 2016, Russ began the process of acquiring a professionally trained and certified service dog from Maritime Specialty Service Dog Society in Truro, Nova Scotia.
John McEvoy joined the UNB Law Faculty in 1980 and became a full professor in 1991. His courses and areas of research have primarily been in the areas of Constitutional Law, Private International Law, Human Rights Law, Aboriginal Peoples, and Labour Law. He received the UNB Law Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. Prof. McEvoy has argued constitutional law issues before the Courts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Deborah McLeod has been with the NWT Human Rights Commission since its inception in 2004, first as Deputy Director and now as Director. Deborah is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and holds a PhD from the University of Alberta.