GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the
appointment of John Fitzgerald Young as vice-chair of the Canadian
Museum for Human Rights' board of trustees for a four-year term.
"I am delighted that Mr. Young has accepted the invitation to serve as
vice-chair of the board of trustees," said Minister Moore. "His
previous service as a member of this board, along with his vast
academic background, will continue to be of great benefit to the
Mr. Young was first appointed to the board of trustees of the Canadian
Museum for Human Rights on May 31, 2012, for a four-year term. His
appointment fills the vacancy left by Mr. Eric Hughes, who was recently
appointed chair of the board of trustees.
Mr. Young is currently the dean of the College of Arts, Social and
Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia and is
Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Law and Religion Studies
at Brigham Young University.
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has the mandate to explore the subject of human rights—with special but
not exclusive reference to Canada—in order to enhance the public's
understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to
encourage reflection and dialogue.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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