Human Rights Clinic - Call for Volunteers

Project: “Aging in the Workplace”

Nature of Work

Student Volunteers will participate in a joint project from the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and the Human Rights Clinic from HRREC which consists in conducting research to complement the CHRC’s work on aging in the workplace with the objective of expanding the Commission’s knowledge base and contributing to the development of relevant policy in this area.

For the Winter term, the Clinic is looking for students from Common Law and Droit Civil (preferably 3rd year) to research Canadian jurisprudence in relation to the type of legal barriers faced by older workers that reinforce barriers related to entry to and exit from employment. Students may have the opportunity to present their research to the CHRC.

Supervisor: Professor John Packer

Project Coordinator: Adam Houston, Ph.D. Candidate in Law


  • Familiarity with Canadian Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law. A background in Employment/Labour Law will be an asset.
  • Strong legal research and drafting skills.

Send cover letter, unofficial transcripts, CV and Student Application Form to:

Language of work: English or French. Deliverables will be submitted in English.

Number of volunteers: 3 to 4.

Start Date: On a rolling basis.

End of posting: February 12, 2016

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