McMaster appoints new director of human rights and accessibility 

Headshot of Patricia Suleiman alongside text that reads Director of Human Rights and Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion Office.

Lawyer and McMaster graduate Patricia Suleiman has extensive experience in human-rights related policies and procedures and is also a trained workplace mediator. 

Lawyer and McMaster graduate Patricia Suleiman has been appointed the incoming Director of Human Rights and Accessibility within McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion Office.

“As an alumnus, I have proudly followed McMaster University’s commitment to human rights, equity & inclusion across the institution,” says Suleiman, who joined the university Dec. 12.

“I am honoured to join the team in the Equity and Inclusion Office and continue to advance inclusive excellence at McMaster University.”

Suleiman comes to McMaster from Humber College, where she has been the manager of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion. Her experience includes managing human rights investigations, early interventions, mediations, workplace restoration, and human rights-related policies and procedures.

Suleiman, who graduated from McMaster in 2011 with a BA in Sociology, went on to graduate from the University of Montana School of Law and completed the Internationally trained Lawyers Program at University  of Toronto in 2016.

In addition to having substantial knowledge and work experience with sexual violence policy, sexual violence response and integrating equity, diversity and inclusion principles into her work, Suleiman is a trained workplace mediator.