Sunil Gurmukh

Assistant Dean Sunil GurmukhSunil Gurmukh is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Dean (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization) at Western Law. He is teaching courses on racial profiling in policing and hate speech. He is also leading the Hidden Racial Profiling Project and conducting research into hate crimes. He previously served as a Visiting Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Western Law. 

Sunil has over 13 years of experience as a human rights lawyer. He has worked on significant human rights cases at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to litigation, his human rights work has included: policy development, partnerships, advisory work, engagement of equity-deserving groups, presentations, publications, teaching and research across many prohibited grounds of discrimination. 

Sunil has received numerous awards for his human rights work, including Western University’s Young Alumni Award (2021) and Precedent Magazine’s Precedent Setter Award (2016). In 2019, he was named as one of country's top 25 most influential lawyers by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

He is currently on leave from his role of Counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Prior to joining the OHRC in 2011, he worked at the African Canadian Legal Clinic as a Staff Lawyer.

Academic Degrees:

B.Comm., Hons (First Class) (Smith School of Business, Queens University)
LL.B. (Faculty of Law, Western University)

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