Human Rights News Archive
August 12, 2022 —
There has been no shortage of discourse surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on Canadians’ Charter rights. One such discussion happened because of a 2020 Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador decision, Taylor vs. Newfoundland and Labrador.
July 27, 2022 —
A new pro bono clinic at the University of Manitoba aims to help communities historically under-served by the justice system take on issues ranging from disability rights to Indigenous rights to environmental rights and everything in between.
July 26, 2022 —
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law will launch its Rights Clinic at Robson Hall (“Rights Clinic”) on July 26, 2022. This novel initiative – supported by a grant from the Manitoba Law Foundation – will have a specific focus on assisting Manitobans with rights-advancing issues and cases in the areas of environmental rights, Charter rights, Indigenous rights, disability rights, and privacy rights, amongst others.
June 28, 2022 —
A joint message from UM President and Vice-Chancellor, Michael Benarroch and Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Tina Chen
June 24, 2022 —
Dr. Kjell Anderson, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Master of Human Rights program, was a successful co-applicant on two significant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): one Partnership Grant, and one New Frontiers in Research grant.
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.
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.
April 1, 2022 —
Coinciding with the regular moot competition season, the Manitoba Law Students Association Clinical Experience Committee once again hosted the annual Robson Hall Mini Moot on March 2 – 3, 2022, in-person at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This year, 46 students participated. The winning team was Genevieve Smith and Jayden Wlasichuk, both first-year law students, with runner-up team of Ashley Slagerman and Paige Gratton.
“The Surveillant University”: Law Faculty’s Distinguished Visiting Lecturer to address controversial topic of remote proctoring
March 4, 2022 —
With final exams a little over a month away, the last topic being covered in the Faculty of Law’s Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series could not be more relevant. Speaking on “The Surveillant University: Remote Proctoring, AI and Human Rights,” Dr. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, joins us at a virtual Robson Hall March 8 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. This talk is open to all members of the University of Manitoba community interested in human rights and exam surveillance.