Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor, Human Rights and Equity
Employed at Brock University since 2002, Alison Rothwell joined the Human Rights and Equity Office in 2020 as the Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor. She is a McMaster University Alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Comparative Literature and later pursued a graduate degree in Applied Disability Studies at Brock University. Using a critical disability studies approach, her academic research focuses on representations of disability and mental health and has a particular interest in the relationship between disability and embodiment. Alison also has significant experience in program administration and advising as well as expertise in rights-based negotiation, conflict resolution and labour/employment/public policy and administration. She also volunteers with canine rescues, enjoys quilting, baking, writing, and the oxford comma.
Gender and Sexual Violence Education Coordinator
Eve Nyambiya has been working with the Brock Human Rights and Equity team in multiple roles over the past three years. Starting as a Gender and Sexual Violence P2P team member, she became a strong voice in the Brock community. Eve is now the Gender and Sexual Violence Education Coordinator where she coordinates workshops, trainings, and events that educate students, staff, and faculty.
Eve is a recent graduate of Brock’s Political Science program, and in her spare time has a long history of volunteering. Eve has volunteers with the Urban Alliance for Race Relations and The Canadian Women’s Foundation. On her spare time, Eve loves to travel Canada, go out to dinner and try new foods with friends and spend time with her family.
Intercultural Communications Coordinator
Trecia McLennon is Brock’s Intercultural Communications Coordinator in the Office of Human Rights and Equity. Arriving at Brock in a chilly February in 2018, she was tasked with leveling up people on campus’ capacity to work well with culturally different people. She continues to do this through designing, developing and delivering experiential workshops, certificate programs, events, intercultural curriculum and co-curriculum consultation, pre-departure and re-entry design and debriefing, and customized assessments and coaching, in person and online.
Trecia works with students, faculty and staff and currently serves on the City of St. Catharines advisory committee for equity and inclusion. She is a former assistant professor in the School of International Studies at the University of Ulsan in South Korea and a former instructor of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University.
She is the author of the anthology Trailblasian, the only known published collection delving into the voices and experiences of 17 Black women from three different countries living and working in East Asia; and co-author of an Open Educational Resource on Professional Communication being used at no cost to students by several institutions in Canada and around the world.
Her experience traveling to 18 and living in five different countries allowed her to learn varying degrees of five languages, cultivate a passion for all things intercultural and nurture a deep commitment to equity and inclusion.
She has a BA in Communications, an MBA, and a certificate in Adult Training and Development. She’s a Globesmart Certified Facilitator, a Flip The Script Campus Trainer, an ICedge Certified Trainer, a qualified IDI administrator, and a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).
Trecia is a proud AfroJamaiCanadian mom of one living on Turtle Island looking to be a good ancestor and leave the world a little better for future generations.
Student Justice Education Coordinator
Rabia Choudhary is a queer, disabled, Pakistani, Muslim immigrant and artist with a passion for social justice, equity, gender and sexual violence education and prevention, disability justice and activism. She is devoted to decolonization, anti-racism and QTBIPOC equity within community spaces and academia. They have over four (4) years of experience working and volunteering in queer and racialized communities, as an educator, facilitator, and peer support person.
Rabia is a recent graduate of Brock University, and is currently working to complete her Masters in Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES) at Brock as well. They were previously the Student Executive Co-Chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity & Decolonization (PACHRED), and are currently the co-chair of the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee (SVPC). Outside of their many roles, you can find Rabia painting in her studio, or learning a new artistic skill to add to her arsenal.