The selection committee is made up of members of the Human Rights Working Group. Its members include:
Remzi Cej is Director of the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. He has previously worked in various areas of public policy, including justice, demographic, labour market, and environment, and is a past Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission.
Mr. Cej has a combination of lived, community, and professional experiences. He is a Rhodes Scholar and holds an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University and a BA (Honours) from Memorial University in German and French Studies. He is an Action Canada public policy fellow and a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipient, as well as a two-time recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal for Human Rights Education. In 2015, Mr. Cej was one of 12 prominent Canadian featured human rights defenders in educational materials by the Speak Truth to Power project of the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Human Rights, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
Carey Majid is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission for Newfoundland and Labrador. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (1994) from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Laws (1999) from the University of New Brunswick Law School.
Ms. Majid teaches the Law Society’s bar admission course on human rights and regularly presents on human rights issues to employers, community groups, government agencies and at conferences.