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Building Bridges conference brings Indigenous and Newcomer communities together

May 17, 2018 — 
Last year in May, 2017, a unique conference titled "Building Bridges Between Canada's Indigenous and Newcomer Groups" was held at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. The event resulted from discussions on Canada’s 150th and the conflicting senses of pride, frustration, pain and hope alongside the important work of welcoming and successfully settling newcomers to Canada; as well as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action that mandated a more inclusive history of Indigenous experiences and the history of residential schools in the newcomer information kit, citizenship test and oath.

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Law Student Zita De Sousa gives her speech about two teachers who impacted her education at the STRR

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Outstanding Law Student recognizes teachers who inspired her to achieve goals

May 17, 2018 — 
Zita De Sousa graduates this spring from Robson Hall Faculty of Law, intent on pursuing a career in the criminal justice system. On Monday, May 15 at the 2018 Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception (STRR), she expressed heartfelt thanks to two teachers who inspired her in the face of adversity to achieve her goals. Selected as the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Student for this year’s STRR, she in turn chose her grade 12 student advisor and English teacher from Maples Collegiate, Ms. Debbie Boyko, and Faculty of Law Associate Professor Richard Jochelson to stand with her as Outstanding Teachers.

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Law Professor Promotes International Indigenous Rights Advocacy at UN

May 16, 2018 — 
Brenda Gunn, an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, has worked for years in the area of International Indigenous Rights Advocacy, attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at least 10 times in the past 14 years. Each time, she attends in some capacity to present, learn, discuss, or raise awareness of international issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada. This April 17, she organized and participated in a side-event at the Forum, which served to share different perspectives on the theme of lands and resources.

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New study measures impact of religious affiliation on LGBTQ-inclusive education practices

May 15, 2018 — 
Dr. Donn Short has co-authored with Tracy Peter and Catherine Taylor, “Religious Belief and the Queer Classroom: Measuring the Impact of Religious Affiliation on LGBTQ-Inclusive Education Practices” published this week in the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP).

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Report cover of Resettlement Issues of Yazidi women and children in Canada

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Legal researcher rewarded to see work acknowledged by government

May 8, 2018 — 
The House Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) has published its report "Road to Recovery: Resettlement Issues of Yazidi Women and Children in Canada." For two key recommendations, the report relies on evidence given by Assistant Professor Shauna Labman, who teaches Immigration and Refugee Law at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law.

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Dr. Amar Khoday published in Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal

May 8, 2018 — 
Associate Professor Amar Khoday recently had an article published in the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. The Journal is ranked 4th among Arts, Entertainment and Sports law journals in the US as of 2016. Dr. Khoday's article is titled Valorizing Disobedience within the Ranks: Law and Resistance in American Military Films.

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Op-ed: Canada is obliged to assess refugee claims no matter how they entered Canada

May 7, 2018 — 
Rhetoric on refugees only hurts border control

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Graduation Pow Wow profile: Rayanna Hourie

April 30, 2018 — 
Rayanna Hourie always knew she wanted to go to university, but it wasn’t until she was 19 that she realized she had a passion for Indigenous law

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Go-to legal researcher says farewell to Manitoba

April 27, 2018 — 
David Milward has long been a go-to legal expert for media outlets seeking commentary for news stories regarding over-representation of or lack of fairness towards Aboriginal representation in Canada’s criminal justice or child welfare systems. He will leave Robson Hall this summer to teach at the world's first Joint Common Law and Indigenous law degree program at the University of Victoria.

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Law Students willingly work overtime to present at Accessing Justice

April 27, 2018 — 
A total of nine students and three professors from the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law will take part in the annual conference on Accessing Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Access, Justice, Law and Order hosted at the University of Winnipeg by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS), May 9 – 11, 2018. This is the most number of representatives from Robson Hall taking part in the conference’s eight-year history.

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