Saint Mary’s researcher receives Human Rights Award for contributions to Accessibility Act

 Dr. Linda Campbell

Dr. Linda Campbell

Environmental Science professor Dr. Linda Campbell and fellow members of the Bill 59 Community Alliance recently received a 2017 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award in recognition of their contributions to Bill 59, otherwise known as the Accessibility Act.

“I was and still am honoured to be a part of this process, working with a truly impressive group of advocates and lawyers,” said Dr. Campbell. “I am really glad that the Alliance's work is getting recognized publicly.  I also want to thank Saint Mary’s Faculty of Science for their support as I worked on this important legislation.”

Presented annually by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Awards acknowledge the work of Nova Scotians who advance human rights at the community level. The Bill 49 Community Alliance helped ensure Bill 59 adequately addressed the needs of Nova Scotians with disabilities through collaboration with the Province.

Earlier this year, their work was recognized with a Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Award from the Partnership for Access Awareness.