Meet our staff members.
John Packer


Responsible for the overall direction of the Centre’s research, teaching and outreach; for taking the lead in the preparation of the Centre’s Strategic Plan and Annual Reports. The HRREC Director is the academic supervisor for the Summer School on IHL and the Human Rights Clinic.

Room: Fauteux Hall, FTX557 (57 Louis-Pasteur)
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 3462
Email[email protected]

Viviana Fernandez

Associate Director

Overall management of human, financial, budgetary, physical and material resources of the Centre, maintaining a suitable and dynamic research environment for its members and partners, and the implementation of the Centre’ strategic plan, its communication and fundraising strategies. Lead for the Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa Program in campus.

Room: Fauteux Hall, FTX555 (57 Louis-Pasteur)
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1985
Email[email protected]

Caroline Faucher

Specialist, Communications and Advisory Services

Responsible for website content, social media platforms, communications, as well as the planning, management and delivery of all HRREC events, including complex projects undertaken by the Centre and its partners.

Room: Fauteux Hall, FTX554 (57 Louis-Pasteur)
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 3349
Email[email protected]