Michael Charles appointed Interim Director of the Centre for Human Rights

York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri has issued the following message to the University community:

Michael Charles has been appointed interim director of Centre for Human Rights
Michael Charles

I am writing to inform you that Marian MacGregor, our Interim Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights (CHR), has accepted a position with the Law Society of Upper Canada as their Equity Advisor. Marian has served as Interim Executive Director of the Centre of Human Rights since March 2016, and prior to this appointment she was the Clinic Director at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP). I would like to thank Marian for her many contributions to the University since she first joined us in 2008, and extend our best wishes as she starts her new role.

Our search for the next executive director is close to completion, and in the meantime I am pleased to share that Michael Charles has been appointed as the new Interim Director, CHR starting on September 5 for this intervening period.

Michael Charles has been Advisor, Case Resolution in the Centre for Human Rights for almost three years. During this time, he has provided CHR with valuable guidance on a number of key initiatives and priorities. I am delighted that Michael will be continuing his support in this interim capacity.

I will update the York community once our search for the next Executive Director is complete.