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Law faculty members share knowledge in plain sight – and plain language

April 14, 2021 — 
This year, Faculty of Law professors have been engaging prolifically in national conversations about COVID-19, Indigenous rights, Civil Liberties and Charter Rights among other important topics. Here is a compilation of some of their writings published in and for such public arenas as newspapers and made available to Canadians beyond academia.

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Wpg Free Press: Volleyball coach nets awards

April 8, 2021 — 
Menzies coached Manitoba at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, and at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, where she helped guide the women’s volleyball team to a gold medal

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Globe and Mail Op-Ed – Brandon Trask: COVID-19 vaccine passports would discriminate against Canadians if used here at home

March 23, 2021 — 
With governments working to roll out COVID-19 vaccines more broadly, some Canadian jurisdictions are considering “vaccine passports,” which would be proof that the holder has been vaccinated. These documents would be intended to facilitate international travel. But we must be vigilant against any efforts to deploy them domestically that would discriminate against people who have not been inoculated.

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Law Faculty shines light on black women negotiators

March 16, 2021 — 
One week after International Women’s Day and a month after Black History Month, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law would like to shine a light on two black, female law students who have achieved success in an area that is a key component of all legal practice — negotiation. 

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Against all odds, annual Law Banquet connects mentors and students virtually

March 12, 2021 — 
The Eighth Annual Robson Hall Law Banquet took place this past week on Monday, March 8, 2021. The Law Banquet Co-Coordinators, law students Taylor Antonchuk and Jordan Sinder, were very pleased to welcome 150 attendees this year, including a majority of the 1L class and lawyers from each of Manitoba’s five biggest law firms.

Cover of UNDRIP Handbook by Law Professor Brenda Gunn.

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Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Gunn and Neve: Canada mustn’t wait any longer to implement the UN declaration on Indigenous rights

March 11, 2021 — 
Bringing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to life in Canada has been a long time coming. Close to four decades in fact, a staggeringly long time for such a crucial human rights concern.

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Professor Kjell Anderson head shot next to book cover of Researching Perpetrators of Genocide

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New book fills gap in research on perpetrators of genocide

March 9, 2021 — 
Until within the last few years, very little research had been done on perpetrators of genocide, and so far, there has certainly not been any books published on how to do such research. Perpetrators were caught, brought to trial and locked away, but no one looked too closely at why they did what they did or circumstances contributing to their emergence – until recently.

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A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community. // THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

A sin tax on sugary drinks unfairly targets Indigenous communities instead of improving health

February 22, 2021 — 
'Imposing a sugary beverage tax on Indigenous consumers would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights to self-determination'

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Child victim, soldier, war criminal: unpacking Dominic Ongwen’s journey

February 10, 2021 — 
Kjell Anderson, assistant professor and Director of the Master of Human Rights program at UM, discusses

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Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Law Professors Shariff and Trask: COVID triage protocols could hurt marginalized people most

February 10, 2021 — 
Ontario’s Critical Care COVID Command Centre recently released an “emergency standard of care for major surge” protocol, which is intended to “save the most lives in the most ethical manner possible” if the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

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