Date: October 29th, 2014
Location: Room 1001, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School
Four panel members provided their insights into the topic. They included:
- Professor Kent McNeil, a faculty member at Osgoode since 1987, who is
considered one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts on Aboriginal Law.
- Kerry Wilkins, a Toronto lawyer and Adjunct Professor at the University of
Toronto Law School, whose practice has centred on constitutional issues touching
- Sigma Daum Shanks, who taught at the University of Alberta‘s School of Native
Studies and the University of Saskatchewan College of Law prior to joining
Osgoode’s faculty in July, 2014.
- Jeffrey Hewitt, a General Counsel to Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and a
McMurtry Clinical Visiting Fellow at Osgoode.
This event was organized by the Osgoode Constitutional Law Society (OCLS), with generous help from the Monarchist League of Canada and the York Centre for Public Policy and Law.
Please click here for the summary of the event from the editorial staff of Canadian Monarchist News of the Monarchist League of Canada
Indigenous Rights in Colombia
Date: February 7, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Ignat Kaneff Building room 1001, York University
Two prominent Indigenous human rights experts, Maria Yagari and Frederico Duque, will discuss the emergency Colombian indigenous peoples face from ongoing armed conflict and increasing resource extraction demands, as well as the role of the international community and Canada in protecting Indigenous rights.
María Patricia Tobón Yagarí is a respected Indigenous lawyer with expertise in constitutional law, implementation of Indigenous rights and conflicts involving mining and energy projects in Colombia.
Federico Guzmán Duque is a deputy justice with extensive experience working to prevent the disproportionate impact of armed conflict and forced displacement on Indigenous peoples in Colombia.
EXPLORING CULTURAL POLICY IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION: A STUDENT CONFERENCE
Date: April 9, 2013
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: McLaughlin Hall Senior Common Room (140), York University
This one-day student conference will feature paper presentations along with poster displays of 4th year student researchers whose work addresses the increasing prevalence of culture in public policy making. In aiming to explore how globalization has impacted our definition of culture and increased its value in the new “knowledge economy”, students will present research on topics such as the current use of culture in urban planning and development, the place of cultural policy in nation-building and the role of cultural policies in shaping “creative industries.” Please join us to celebrate our students’ contribution to York’s research community. All are welcome to attend.
This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), the York Centre for Public Policy and Law (YCPPL),
and the Aboriginal Intensive at Osgoode Hall.
Date: March 22, 2013
Place: Whitehorse, Yukon
This one-day policy forum aims to explore the challenges and experiences along with the successes and failures that Yukon First Nations communities have encountered as they have embarked on community-driven policy making or policy-making “from below.” Bringing together community members, elders, policy makers, lawyers and academics, this forum will create a space for cross-cultural dialogue where we consider new opportunities, initiatives and policy-making strategies that meet the unique needs of Aboriginal communities. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice.REMEDYING DISCRIMINATION: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW
Date: Friday January 25, 2013
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Place: Osgoode Hall Law School Rm 1014
Osgoode Hall Law School, the York Centre for Human Rights, the York Centre for Public Policy and Law, the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and the IFLS are proud to support this symposium organized by Osgoode Professor Bruce Ryder and Osgoode McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow Fay Faraday.
Additional information, posters, programs and papers can be found here.
Date: Monday December 10, 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: Senior Common Room, McLaughlin College
The event will feature remarks by:
- YCPPL associate Ian Greene, Director of the Centre for Practical Ethics, who will speak about the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its impact on Canadian law.
- Amnesty International representative Gloria Nafziger, who will provide information on Amnesty International’s “Write to Rights” campaign.
- The past President of the UN Association of Canada who will speak about the impact that the UDHR has had on the modern international human rights system
- YCPPL associate James Simeon, Acting Director of the Centre on Refugee Studies who will speak on Canadian James Humphrey’s contribution to the drafting of the UDHR
Informed Opinions workshop, December 5, 2012
A professional media workshop for women faculty, to help address the documented
gender gap in the expertise we see covered in the media, co-sponsored with the
Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research.
BOOK LAUNCH: Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society: Institutions, Policy, Principles
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Senior Common Room, McLaughlin College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rabWz
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REIGNITING CRITICAL RACE: A SYMPOSIUM ON CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF RACIALIZATION IN CANADA
Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Place: Osgoode Moot Court Room (IKB 1014)
Please Register at: email@example.com
Despite its vast contribution to legal scholarship, CRT as a lens is absent within the contemporary law school curriculum. It is for this very reason, the conveners are compelled to re-ignite interest in CRT and infuse the institutional structure with a new mode of engagement. The symposium will seek to address the definitional contours of CRT, the distinctions between American and Canadian CRT and its pragmatic constraints and challenges. We will inquire into how CRT is used to interrogate the law in modern times, notwithstanding aboriginal, ability/dis-ability, class, feminist, post-colonial and queer influences. Our conversation, therefore, is a starting point and a point of departure to critically engage in self-reflection. For more information please visit the symposium website here.
Programme & Materials: http://criticalresearchlab.org/critical-race-symposium
Book launch, October 17, 2012
For Tax Expenditures: State of the Art (Lisa Philipps, Neil Brooks and Jinyan Li eds.); Comments by Jeffrey Simpson, national affairs columnist for The Globe & Mail.
Health Care - Thursday, September 27
Social Investment - Thursday, November 22
Early Childhood Education - Tuesday, January 15
CANADA'S RIGHTS REVOLUTION: A CRITICAL COMPARATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON THE CANADIAN CHARTER
Date: September 14, 2012
The YCPPL was a proud co-sponser of the Osgoode Law Journal's Symposium on Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, held at Osgoode on Friday, September 14.
Papers were presented at the Symposium by Professors Gavin Anderson (University of Glasgow); John Borrows (University of Minnesota); Sujit Choudhry (New York University); Rosalind Dixon (University of New South Wales); Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria): Colleen Sheppard (McGill University); Mart Tushnet (Harvard); and Margot Young (UBC). Along with Robert Leckey (McGill) and Jennifer Nedelsky (Toronto) Osgoode Professors Sonia Lawrence and Bruce Ryder participated as discussants, and the Symposium closed with concluding remarks by Michael Ignatieff.
Sessions throughout the day featured lively debate about the Charter’s jurisprudence on freedom of religion, equality, social justice, and aboriginal issues. The papers from the Symposium will be published in 2013 as a special issue of the Law Journal. To view the conference online click here.