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