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BA in Human Rights Faculty


Shauna LabmanShauna Labman, PhD
Executive Director, Global College
Director of Human Rights Program (Acting)
Associate Professor

Phone: 204.988.7112
Email: s.labman@uwinnipeg.ca 
Office: 2MS02
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Dr. Shauna Labman is a legal scholar who writes and speaks extensively on refugee law, resettlement and private refugee sponsorship within a broader context of human rights and public international law.  She focuses on the layered influences of law on public policy and government positioning. Read more 

Shauna LabmanLorena Fontaine, PhD
Associate Professor

Phone: 204.789.1428
Email: l.fontaine@uwinnipeg.ca  
Office: 2MS08


Lorena Sekwan Fontaine (BA, LLB, LLM, PhD) is Cree - Anishinaabe and a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Fontaine is Co-Director of the Indigenous Languages Program and an Associate Professor in Human Rights at the University of Winnipeg. She has taught for the First Nations University of Canada and the School of Public Policy Graduate Program at Queens University. Her research includes the legacy of the boarding schools, cultural genocide, and Indigenous language rights. Read more

Lloyd KornelsenLloyd Kornelsen, PhD
Associate Professor 

Phone: 204.786.7532
Email: l.kornelsen@uwinnipeg.ca
Office: 2MS02


Lloyd Kornelsen has served Global College in a variety of capacities since 2007, including Executive Director (acting), program consultant, practicum coordinator, and associate chair of the Joint Master’s Program in Peace and Conflict Studies. Read more

Ruth TaronnoRuth Taronno
Practicum Coordinator,
Human Rights Program 

Phone: 204.988.7687
Email: r.taronno@uwinnipeg.ca
Office: 2MS07 


Ruth Taronno has been the Menno Simons College Practicum Director for International Development Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies since 1999. She has extensive experience building relationships with local and international community organizations and with matching students to organizations. Read more

Kristi KenyonKristi Kenyon, PhD
Director of Human Rights Program (on leave)

Phone: 204.988.7107
Email: kr.kenyon@uwinnipeg.ca
Office: 2MS05


Dr. Kenyon's research and teaching is informed and inspired by more than fifteen years working in, on and with civil society organisations in Southern Africa, South East Asia and Canada in the areas of health and human rights. Her research examines the intersections between health and human rights and their social, cultural, political and legal contexts. She has a particular interest in the role that NGOs and social movements play in promoting and protecting human rights and health. Read more

Saad Khan's pictureSaad Ahmad Khan, PhD

Phone: 204.988.7102
Email: sa.khan@uwinnipeg.ca
Office: 2MS03


Saad Ahmad Khan is an academic and international human rights lawyer whose work focuses on the dynamics which lead to radicalization of second-generation immigrants in countries such as Canada. His other research areas include international law and counter-terrorism, international criminal law, immigrant experiences of resettlement, post-conflict/post-peace accord rebuilding and civil liberties in a polarized world. He has published Perceptions of Ethnicity, Religion, and Radicalization among Second-Generation Pakistani-Canadians: Unity in Diversity? Saad has been a part of the Global College Community since 2014.     

Kirsten Van Houten's pictureKirsten Van Houten, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: k.vanhouten@uwinnipeg.ca
Office: 2MS09


Kirsten Van Houten is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Rights at the University of Winnipeg. Since completing her Ph.D. in International Development Studies at the University of Ottawa, she has worked as academic and practitioner at the Human Rights and Peacebuilding Nexus. Across her academic work she has worked with local communities mobilizing for peace and human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Philippines, Palestine, India, Canada and elsewhere. She has also worked with Canadian political parties and Non-Governmental Organizations to advocate for improved policy on peacebuilding.

Her research interests include peacebuilding, civil society, human rights, state fragility, Canadian foreign policy and gender equality. She is currently editing books on Sustainable Development Goal 16: peaceful, just and inclusive societies; and Canadian foreign policy at the human rights and peacebuilding nexus, with several forthcoming articles on related topics.

Heather HunterHeather Hunter
Contract Academic Staff
Email: h.hunter@uwinnipeg.ca


Heather has lived and worked in Winnipeg's inner city for over thirty-five years.  She started as classroom teacher, then counsellor, and then school administrator, in elementary, middle and senior/vocational inner city school settings, prior to moving to government where she engaged with Manitoba's education community across the province in collective teacher research activities. Heather's research for her Master's in Social Work and PhD in Economics/Educational Administration focused on critical praxis and community development and she continues her work in this area as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg.   

 Natella RoskoshnaNatella Roskoshna
Contract Academic Staff

Dr. Natella Roskoshna received her PhD from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 2021. Her research focusses on alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, international commercial arbitration and negotiation connected to the concept of restorative justice and believes in the necessity to extend and diversify access to justice and the understanding of what justice is. Since May 2022, she has been a visiting academic at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law where she coordinated and co-taught Legal Negotiation Course and was a guest lecturer in ADR (alternative dispute resolution) course and was one of judges at Robson Hall Negotiation Competition.

Dr. Roskoshna are part of the Scholars at Risk Program, of which The University of Winnipeg is also a member and working towards supporting a scholar.

Illia RoskoshnyiIllia Roskoshnyi
Contract Academic Staff

Dr. Illia Roskoshnyi received his PhD from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 2021. His research focusses on constitutional and legal principles of human state interaction in the information society.  Dr. Roskoshnyi previously worked as a lawyer in Ukrainian and European courts (including the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the European Court of Human Rights).   Since May 2022, he has been a visiting academic at the University of Manitoba where he teaches Comparative Constitutional Law and is one of the course coordinators at the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic as well as was a guest lecturer in Constitutional Law.

Dr. Roskoshnyi is part of the Scholars at Risk Program, of which The University of Winnipeg is also a member and working towards supporting a scholar.

 Steve DueckSteve Dueck
Contract Academic Staff

Steve Dueck is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Doctoral Fellowship, his work focuses on the politics of popular culture and its influence on social movements, civil and human rights in the 20th century. Steve has a Master’s in Afro-American Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in History from the joint University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba graduate program. He was also a Cal Turner Fellow for Moral Leadership in the Professions at Vanderbilt University. Steve has taught courses ranging from surveys on American Political History and Ethnic Studies to Hip Hop resistance and the History of Comedy.