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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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The International Criminal Court

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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Robson Hall Faculty of Law

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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.


Professor Megan Davis smiling on a street in Australia.

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Accelerating Indigenous self-determination after Trump

February 8, 2021 — 
Australian Indigenous activist-turned-academic Prof. Megan Davis has more than two decades of work with the United Nations under her belt

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The first of the series is a public event, An Evening with Justice Murray Sinclair, who will begin the conversation on how initial teacher education may best respond to the TRC’s Calls-to-Action.

New York Times: He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue.

February 8, 2021 — 
Murray Sinclair, who just retired from Canada’s Senate, led a truth and reconciliation commission that still shapes the national conversation

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Manitoba 150 Trailblazing Women-Dr. June James, Honourable Janice Filmon, Taylor Morriseau, Isabel Auld

The Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers announced

February 3, 2021 — 
Highlighting just a few of these pioneering women with a proud UM connection as alumni, donors and friends

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Gold medal for law plaque with J.A. Nitikman 1985.

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Memories of Robson Hall

February 2, 2021 — 
Lexpert lists Joel Nitikman, Q.C. as one of Canada’s leading tax litigation and corporate tax lawyers. Recently awarded the designation of Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia, the Dentons partner has twice-received The Canadian Tax Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. When he graduated as Gold Medalist in Law from Robson Hall in 1985, no one could have known that this once-aspiring mathematician had started down this illustrious career path by taking the LSAT on a whim.


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Alumnus creates scholarship for Black law students

February 2, 2021 — 
The David Sowemimo Law Entrance Scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind at UM

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Acting Dean of Law, David Asper, Q.C., welcomes law students to the first class of the revamped L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic now operating entirely online.

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Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic goes virtual

February 1, 2021 — 
At the start of winter term, the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law launched a virtual version of its L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic. This new incarnation of the Faculty’s experiential learning course for third-year law students is now operating entirely online as well as collaborating on initiatives with the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business and other organizations.

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A photo of a busy South Korean street at night

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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