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cover image of the 10th anniversary edition of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights

Faculty of Law

Canadian Journal of Human Rights celebrates publication of 10th anniversary edition

May 26, 2022 — 
The only Canadian peer-reviewed academic journal dealing exclusively with human rights research is still staying true to its original mandate 10 years later. Founded in 2012 by Faculty of Law professor, Dr. Donn Short, the Canadian Journal of Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Policy remains a publication of the Law Faculty Council at the University of Manitoba.

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Three book covers of Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Making the Case for 2SLGBTQ+ student rights in schools

May 2, 2022 — 
As the academic year ends, Professor Donn Short, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, spoke with Robson Hall regarding the publication of the third book in a series of volumes that concludes 15 years of his research.

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Faculty of Law

Law students raise funds and awareness for Trans ID clinic

March 30, 2022 — 
The Trans ID Clinic, operated through Rainbow Resource Centre and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), provides free legal support to trans and non-binary people who seek to legally change their names and/or gender marker on their provincial or federal IDs

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Holiday greetings with image of winter scene with footprints in snow leading off to a sunset

Faculty of Law

Reflecting on a year of change, Faculty of Law looks towards bright future

December 23, 2021 — 
Another year of virtual teaching and learning has passed, another Spring graduating class of law students endured final exams, convocation ceremonies, grad celebrations and commencement of articles in front of a screen at home. Another cohort of 1L students were introduced to law school virtually. Professors spent another year recording and uploading lectures, staring at boxes on screens hoping students were behind them, heeding the lessons. At some point, everyone wondered where the community was and what was happening at Robson Hall?

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portrait of Dr. Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Supreme Court of Canada cites Law Professor’s book in key Human Rights case

December 9, 2021 — 
Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) often research and cite the work of prominent Canadian legal scholars in their decisions. Dr. Donn Short, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, was recently cited by the SCC in the key human rights case decision, Ward v Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) 2021 SCC 43.

Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law to seek stakeholder input for Strategic Plan

October 7, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is in the process of preparing a new Strategic Plan to guide its direction into the future. The Strategic Planning committee, tasked by the Dean’s Office with coordinating development of the Plan, has determined that it will be a short, readable, useful document intended to be referenced frequently. The Plan will be directly informed by input from stakeholders including alumni, members of the practicing bar, judiciary, faculty, students and staff.

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Headshots of New Dean of Law Richard Jochelson, Associate Dean JD program Virginia Torrie and Associate Dean Research Donn Short

Faculty of Law

Familiar faces form new team at Faculty of Law Dean’s Office

June 29, 2021 — 
The newly appointed Dean of Law, Dr. Richard Jochelson, welcomes to the “Dean Team” at the Faculty of Law, Associate Dean, Dr. Virginia Torrie. Dr. Donn Short continues as Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies until June 30, 2024. Dr. Torrie’s term begins July 1, 2021 lasting until June 30, 2026.

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CJHR Front Cover Vol 9.1-cropped for featured image UM Today

Faculty of Law

Canadian Journal of Human Rights releases new volume

May 19, 2021 — 
The Canadian Journal of Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Policy, edited by Professor Donn Short with the help of law student editors, has just published Volume 9, Number 1, now available online.

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Steve Falkingham and family

Faculty of Law

Convocation October 2020: LLM Student Steve Falkingham

October 15, 2020 — 
Majoring in Classics at the University of Manitoba may not have led Steve Falkingham directly to a career in corporate and commercial law at a major Winnipeg firm, but it may have been a factor in his dedication to continuing his education. Being a strong advocate for lifelong learning definitely had a role in his decision to return to his law school alma mater to complete a Master's degree in Law, from which he graduates this fall.


Portrait of Dr. Virginia Torrie beside her new book Reinventing Bankruptcy law

Faculty of Law

Dr. Torrie publishes first book, “exploding” conventional wisdom

June 5, 2020 — 
Who knew a book about historical bankruptcy law could be so exciting and controversial? Hot off the University of Toronto Press, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by Robson Hall's Assistant Professor Dr. Virginia Torrie, is essential reading for the Canadian insolvency community as well as those interested in Canadian institutions, legal history, and the dynamics of change.

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