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Summer Session in Geneva

July 13, 2018 — 
Robson Hall Law Professor Brenda Gunn is back at the United Nations – this time, in Geneva, Switzerland. A Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Gunn was in Geneva this week to attend the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), and to moderate a side event.

Molly Smyth at Guggenheim in Bilbao

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New award from Canadian business icons helping students succeed around the globe

June 19, 2018 — 
The Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation has announced a $1 million investment

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Robson Hall Teaching Awards Announced

June 15, 2018 — 
At the 2018 Faculty of Law Grad Dinner held Friday, June 8, Robson Hall's two annual awards for teaching were announced.

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Talented, dedicated faculty members earn 2017 Merit Awards

June 12, 2018 — 
Three professors at Robson Hall Faculty of Law have received prestigious recognition for their work after being named winners of the 2017 UM/UMFA Merit Awards. In the Humanities and Social Sciences section, Dr. Bruce Curran and Dr. Virginia Torrie received Merit Awards in the category of Teaching. Dr. Donn Short won a Merit Award in the combined category of Research, Teaching & Service. This is Dr. Short’s fourth university award.

The Hon. Roland Penner, C.M., Q.C. [B.A./49, LL.B./61] was a professor at the Faculty of Law from 1972 to 2009, serving as Dean from 1989 - 1994. After retiring, he remained a Senior Scholar at Robson Hall until his passing on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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Faculty of Law mourns passing of Roland Penner, former Dean, senior scholar, alumnus

June 4, 2018 — 
The Dean's Office of Robson Hall Faculty of Law, shared sad news with Faculty, staff and students in an email this weekend. "It is with great sadness that I relay to you the passing of Roland Penner, who until his death, was a Senior Scholar at Robson Hall and previous Dean (1989 - 94)," said Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of Law.

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Wpg Free Press: Brodsky, for the defence

June 4, 2018 — 
Faculty of Law alumnus Greg Brodsky profiled

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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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