The REDI Award is a new award launched by the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) that recognizes students for their efforts in advancing, promoting and upholding human rights at York University, and who demonstrate commitment to building a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive (REDI) community.
Composed of both students and York staff, the REDI Award 2015 selection panel has selected two awardees: Irena Djukic and one student who prefers to remain anonymous. Given the nature of human rights work, the CHR provided the anonymity option for students who would like to keep this recognition private.
Here are a few testimonials from the nominators who supported Djukic that demonstrate how her work contributes to a REDI community at York:
“I was so impressed with the way that Irena connected to the material in the course. She demonstrated such strong and positive ally understanding. Her commitment to social justice was obvious.”
~ Ruth Koleszar-Green, assistant professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
“Her experience and contributions are rooted in principles of social justice and equity and assist our group’s mandate to deepen the school’s understanding and commitment to social changes.”
~ Anne O’Connell, associate professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Each awardee will receive a $125 gift certificate to the York University Bookstore and recognition at CHR’s Inclusion Day Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
For more information on the award, visit the REDI Award website.