Hello everyone,

I echo your sentiments of gratefulness to Helen for her indefatigable work and welcome Justin!

Best wishes,

Christina Szurlej, Ph.D.
Atlantic Human Rights Centre, Director
Human Rights Program, Associate Professor
St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB. E3B 5G3
P: 506-452-0451 ~ E: cszurlej@stu.ca ~ FB: STU Human Rights

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Indeed, BIG THANKS to Helen with whom it’s always been a pleasure to work.  Take care and best wishes ‘down under’!


And “Hello!” Justin!


Best wishes,




Prof. John Packer

Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution

Professeur Neuberger-Jesin sur la résolution de conflits internationaux

Directeur, Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne

Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre

Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa

Et/and Faculté de droit | Faculty of Law

Pavillon Fauteux Hall

57 Louis-Pasteur,  Ottawa,

Ontario, K1N 6N5


Tél. | Tel: +1 613-562-5800 (3462)

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Thank you for the note, Adele.

Best wishes to Helen in Australia and welcome to CAHRI, Justin!

Warm wishes,




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I am writing to extend a warm welcome to the Centre for Human Rights Research's new manager, Justin Rasmussen.  Justin is Métis and grew up in Ile Des Chênes, Manitoba. In 2014, he received his PhD in biological sciences from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Before joining the Centre for Human Rights Research, Justin worked as an Indigenous student advisor and co-ordinated the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment student leadership development program at the Indigenous Student Centre.  You can reach him by email at justin.rasmussen@umanitoba.ca.

I would also like to take a minute to  thank outgoing CHRR manager Helen Fallding for her indispensable work.  Helen has been with the CHRR since its founding in 2012, and has been critical to its success in every possible way.  Helen will be available on email until 19 March.  Sometime after that she will be moving to Australia, and we wish her all the best in this exciting next chapter. 



Adele Perry,  FRSC

Director, Centre for Human Rights Research: https://chrr.info

Distinguished Professor, History and Women’s and Gender Studies

Senior Fellow, St John’s College

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Treaty One

Manitoba, Canada, R3C 2C6