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Frances G. McGill [MD/1915] was Canada’s first female forensic pathologist. She is shown here in the Winnipeg Evening Tribune on Oct 22, 1955. // University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Alumni News

Ahead of her time: Trailblazing alumnae of the 1900s

March 7, 2019 — 
With International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re remembering our early U of M alumnae who defied society’s expectations and became trailblazers in their own right

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Women Judges Group Shot hi res 2019

Faculty of Law News

Women Judges Inspire Law Students

March 1, 2019 — 
On February 27, 2019, Robson Hall welcomed four Manitoba judges for “An Evening with Women Judges.” The panel consisted of Justice Janice leMaistre of the Manitoba Court of Appeal, Justice Brenda Keyser of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (General Division), Justice Annette Horst of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division), and Judge Tracy Lord of the Manitoba Provincial Court.


Faculty of Law News

Law Faculty to Host Prestigious Laskin Moot

February 22, 2019 — 
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba is pleased to host the prestigious bilingual appellate Laskin Moot, March 1 and 2, 2019. Robson Hall will welcome judges, practitioners, and 19 teams of law students from across Canada for three days of lively competition and networking.

Robson Let's Talk Day responses were honest but encouraging about facing the challenges of law school.

Faculty of Law News

Students Reflect on Preparing for Law School

February 1, 2019 — 
For Bell Let’s Talk Day, law students of the Robson Mental Health Group invited their peers to consider the question, “Looking back now, what would you tell yourself prior to entering law school?” The anonymous answers were posted on a white board in the Faculty’s main hallway, and sparked a lot of conversations, said Bethany Hutlet (3L), one of the organizers. “It was meant to be an honest discussion,” she said, “so I was pleased people were frank.”


Robson Hall's Mental Health student group is hosting an awareness-raising event for Bell Let's Talk Day.

Faculty of Law News

Law Students Looking Out for Mental Health on Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 25, 2019 — 
As part of the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk campaign, Robson Hall’s Mental Health Group is taking action to make sure the University of Manitoba’s Law student body stays healthy


Alexey Tsykarev (Karelia), Edtami Mansayagan (Manobo), Diego Tituaña (Otavalo), Mariam Wallet Med Aboubakrine (Tuareg), Edward John (Tahltan), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot), Erika Yamada (Brazil), Kristen Carpenter (Colorado).

Faculty of Law News

UN Indigenous declaration starting to change lives

January 22, 2019 — 
The Kiskinohamatowin forum shared research on how to use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more effectively to address common challenges

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Activist Joan Jack was the first guest speaker in law professor Dr. Bryan Schwartz's new course Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, which is open to the public.

Law professor opens classroom to everyone

January 21, 2019 — 
Activist, Educator and Lawyer, Joan Jack [BEd/82 UM, LLB/91 UBC], was the first guest lecture of the term to Dr. Bryan Schwartz’s inaugural class on Oral History, Indigenous Peoples and the Law

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Members of Begade Shutagot’ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, have their story documented by Native Studies professor Peter Kulchyski in his book, A Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice. The Begade Shutagot’ine are the continued owners of the land and Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shutagot’ine people’s two-decade struggle for land rights, which have been ignored by federal and territorial authorities.

Top 5 2018 University of Manitoba Press Books

December 17, 2018 — 
U of M Press picks some of its favourite titles from 2018, and you have a chance to win one of them

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Students in the Immigration and Citizenship Law course, Amy Kam Ching Ng (2L) and Ihsan Daldaban (LLM), present their research back to the community that provided the topics. Photo by Shauna Labman.

Faculty of Law News

Law students take coursework to community

December 7, 2018 — 
Rather than standard presentations in the classroom, students in Professor Shauna Labman’s Immigration and Citizenship Law course brought their research to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba

Faculty of Law News

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples forum comes to Faculty of Law

December 6, 2018 — 
A decade after the United Nations adopted its innovative Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, scholars, policy makers and advocates will gather at the U of M to share research on how the declaration is being put into practice around the world.


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