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Dr. Fatima Coovadia Appointed as New SHRC Commissioner

January 26, 2018

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fatima Coovadia as a new Commissioner. The Government of Saskatchewan made the 5-year appointment on January 25, 2018 through an Order of Council.

“Dr. Coovadia is an ardent advocate of social justice who has worked diligently to build a harmonious, diverse and vibrant citizenry in this community,” said Chief Commissioner David Arnot. “Her commitment to equality and inclusion will help the SHRC in the pursuit of its public education and complaint resolution mandates.”

Dr. Coovadia has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree as well as a Masters of Health Administration. In concert with the “Think Good. Do Good.” organization, she has worked in classrooms in both the Saskatoon School Division and the Saskatoon Greater Catholic School Division building knowledge, empathy, and understanding for all citizens in this community.  She is also a leader in the Islamic Association of Saskatoon, serves on the Board of the Remai Modern, and is a consultant at Coovadia Consulting.

“I am incredibly grateful and thankful to both Justice Minister Don Morgan and Chief Commissioner David Arnot for this appointment and privilege,” said Dr. Coovadia. “I look forward to contributing to and building on the great work of the Commission to truly execute the vision of the Commission.

Dr. Coovadia joins David Arnot (Chief Commissioner), Janice Gitlin, Barry Wilcox, Q.C., Colleen Cameron, Heather Kuttai and Michael San Miguel as Commissioners at the SHRC.