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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law Director of Access to Justice wins MBA award

January 26, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law congratulates Natasha Brown [BEd/2001; LLB/2005] on being presented with the Manitoba Bar Association’s 2023 Access to Justice award for her contributions. Brown was presented with the award at the MBA 2024 Mid-Winter Conference awards luncheon held on January 19.

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Event organizers and panellists left to right: Eileen Derksen, Director of Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Manitoba; Wendy Whitecloud, Elder-in-Residence, Faculty of Law; Darla Rettie, Pitblado Law; Heather Berthelette, CEO, Spirit Healthcare Group of Companies; Yvan Larocque, Clinical Instructor & Supervising Lawyer, L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, Faculty of Law; Alyssa Schachter, Equity Officer & Policy Counsel, Law Society of Manitoba; Marc Kruse, Director of Indigenous Legal Learning & Services.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law co-hosts Economic Reconciliation event

October 20, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Law was pleased to be a part of a second-annual collaborative event with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association held September 27 in honour of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

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Image of stained glass window of blind justice superimposed with the combined trans and queer flag colours

Faculty of Law

Conference shines spotlight on 2SLGBTQ+ legal perspectives

February 3, 2023 — 
The OUTLaws student group at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law is collaborating with the Manitoba Bar Association’s SOGIC (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference) section to host a conference regarding the unique legal issues that face 2SLGBTQ+ people living in Manitoba.

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Portrait of Professor Karen Busby

Faculty of Law

Professor Karen Busby to receive prestigious MBA Award

January 11, 2023 — 
The Office of the Dean of Law extends congratulations to Professor Karen Busby, who was recognized by the Manitoba Bar Association as the 2022 recipient of the Isabel Ross (MacLean) Hunt Award for her contributions as an excellent role model for women lawyers in Manitoba.

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The Feminist Legal Forum, the Robson Hall Mental Health Group, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Robson Hall Movember Fundraising Team hosted a panel discussion for law students on Men's Mental Health in the Legal Profession.

Faculty of Law

Men’s Mental Health in the Legal Profession

November 25, 2022 — 
In the finale of Die Hard, Bruce Willis’ character, John McLane, is in utter shambles. His face is bruised, his body is broken, and he is hardly able to walk. Often, whether due to shame or a lack of knowledge, men will find themselves in similar disarray before seeking out mental health support. As our panelists for the Men’s Mental Health in the Legal Profession categorically stated, men should not wait until their well-being is similarly tattered before reaching out for help.

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