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A Conversation with North Korean Refugees

January 27, 2021 — 
On Thursday, Jan. 28, three North Korean refugees will share their stories about their life in North Korea and how they were able to leave.

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COVID and the Constitution

January 15, 2021 — 
In early December, several legal dramas unfolded in provincial courtrooms across Canada, generating public debate regarding citizens’ constitutional rights and public health policies intended to help curb the pandemic. Thanks to the initiative of Acting Dean David Asper, Q.C., University of Manitoba Constitutional Law professor Karen Busby and about 15 law students sat in on a virtual court hearing before Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal on Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020.

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Fifty Years of Teaching Law: An Interview with Lord John Irvine

December 21, 2020 — 
Professor John Irvine – now officially titled Lord John Irvine of Hougun Manor, has taught generations of law students for the past 50 years at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. Modest beyond compare, Robson Hall’s resident British gentleman was presented with the Lordship on November 5th (Guy Fawkes’ Day, of all days), at a virtual homecoming event hosted by the Faculty. The online event was attended by upwards of 200 alumni whom Irvine had taught in five decades’-worth of Torts, Property law, Jurisprudence and Legal Systems classes.


Natasha Brown and Dr. Amar Khoday are the 2020 recipients of the Faculty of Law's two Teaching Awards.

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Law Faculty Teaching Awards announced

December 18, 2020 — 
In a normal year, the Faculty of Law’s two major teaching awards would have been announced at the annual Grad Dinner, but due to the new normal, the Faculty was forced to postpone the selection process until the fall term. On December 10, Acting Dean David Asper was pleased to announce that Associate Professor Dr. Amar Khoday had won The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence, and that Natasha Brown [BEd/01, LLB/05] had been selected for the The Deans Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Instructors (Practicing Professionals).

UM Law Assistant Professor, Dr. Krish Maharaj. Photo credit: Dr. Amar Khoday.

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UM Law prof cited by Supreme Court of Canada

December 18, 2020 — 
Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Dr. Krish Maharaj, was cited in the newly-released SCC decision C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45.


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Globe and Mail Op-Ed: What Canadians should understand about the federal UNDRIP bill

December 17, 2020 — 
On Dec. 3, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-15, an Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), fulfilling their election promise to introduce such legislation by the end of 2020.

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Métis Scholar Brenda L. Gunn

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Métis Scholar explores the importance of UNDRIP

December 17, 2020 — 
Brenda L. Gunn has invested a great deal of her career to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was tabled in the House of Commons in early December.

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The Law Faculty staff lounge remains empty, but staff are finding ways to keep connected.

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Not your ordinary staff meetings

December 11, 2020 — 
By late October, we were all Zoomed out and tired of boring staff meetings. “Let’s go around and everyone share something new you learned this week,” our usual meeting chair, the Dean’s Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Marica Kort suggested one day in late October to our close-knit group of 11 Law Faculty staff. That changed things up a bit.

Empty study space of the Master of Human Rights students at Robson Hall

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Master of Human Rights students share practicum experiences in inaugural symposium

December 4, 2020 — 
Students in the practicum stream of the University of Manitoba’s inter-faculty Master of Human Rights programare nearing completion of their placements, and are already making major contributions to local human rights organizations, as revealed at an online symposium held November 30th.

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Order of Canada medals \\ Photo by Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall

Six members of UM community honoured by Governor General

November 27, 2020 — 
Seven Manitobans have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including six members of the UM community.

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