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L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic News Archive


Faculty of Law

Business Law Clinic Students Support APTN’s Application to CRTC for Increased Indigenous Language Programming

August 3, 2023 — 
On July 26, law students from the Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic submitted a six-page letter supporting the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's (APTN) application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to increase Indigenous Language Programming by approximately 163% and consolidate their current four channels into two (one in English/French and the other for Indigenous language programming).

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Left to right: Kassandra Taverner (2L), Breanne Siwicki, Director of Finance and Administration at aceartinc, and Lisa Haydey (2L).

Faculty of Law

Law Students at Arts Summit

July 17, 2023 — 
On June 15, law students from the Faculty of Law’s L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the Arts & Culture Ideas Summit at the Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain (CCFM). Presented by the Manitobans for the Arts and Creative Manitoba, the event brought together artists, cultural organizations, arts supporters and community members to engage in a collaborative exploration of the arts and culture sector. The summit provided a platform for exchanging ideas, fostering connections, learning from one another and discussing how the arts and culture sector can rebuild and thrive in the changing times. This article reflects on this enriching event including some thoughts from attendees.

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three summer students at the L Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic: Kassandra Taverner, Lisa Haydey, Emily Palmer

Faculty of Law

L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic open for summer

May 17, 2023 — 
The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic is excited to operate at full speed this summer and is pleased to welcome three new case managers to the Clinic team: Lisa Haydey (2L), Kassandra Taverner (2L), and Emily Palmer (2L).

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Black and white photo of Faculty of Law class of 1970 taken in 1969 at the Law Courts building for inclusion in a time capsule just before Robson Hall was formally opened.

Faculty of Law

Manitoba Law Students’ Association and Faculty of Law sign agreement for critical change

April 14, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Manitoba Law Students’ Association MLSA to accomplish two very needed areas of change. Commencing immediately, the Faculty and student group will fund two articling student positions especially for those graduating students facing challenges related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Also commencing right after exams, will be much-needed renovations to student spaces in Robson Hall, including gender-neutral washrooms and expanded study spaces.

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L Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic students visiting Balmoral Hall in 2023 Isanne Goldberg Johanna Thiessen Samantha Harvey

Faculty of Law

Embracing Equity in Law and Entrepreneurship

March 9, 2023 — 
On March 9, students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic visited Balmoral Hall School to talk to students about business law fundamentals and entrepreneurship. This was the Clinic’s third return to Balmoral Hall since the rise of the pandemic.

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Vickar Business Law students at the 2022 VIBE Awards (Far left) Elise Janzen, Jenna Symons, Emily Palmer, Johanna Thiessen, Julia Beal, Alli Knox, Connor Jonsson.

Faculty of Law

Together, we can achieve

December 2, 2022 — 
On November 17, students from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic attended the Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence (VIBE) Awards at the RBC Convention Centre.

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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law announces 2022 Desautels Centre Research and Academic Directors

September 2, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the establishment of a team of directors for the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law (Desautels Centre). Professor Darcy MacPherson will fill the role of Desautels Research Director for a three-year term, and Professor Brandon Trask and Clinical Senior Instructor, Dr. Rebecca Jaremko-Bromwich, will join forces as Academic Co-Directors for a one-year term, all commencing August 1st. Dr. Laura Reimer will join the team to assist with program development and support.

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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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