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Two law students who have won awards in separate portrait photos put together

Faculty of Law

Law students’ hard work and quests for knowledge awarded

February 2, 2022 — 
Coming out of a particularly challenging fall term that combined both pandemic and faculty labour action, two University of Manitoba law students started the New Year with some good news. Kyle Wilfer (1L) took third place in the Undergraduate Research Award program’s Poster Competition for the category of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Hardeep Suri (2L), won the Donich Entrepreneurial Scholarship.

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Faculty of Law

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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Robson Hall Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

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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Natasha Brown and Dr. Amar Khoday are the 2020 recipients of the Faculty of Law's two Teaching Awards.

Faculty of Law

Law Faculty Teaching Awards announced

December 18, 2020 — 
In a normal year, the Faculty of Law’s two major teaching awards would have been announced at the annual Grad Dinner, but due to the new normal, the Faculty was forced to postpone the selection process until the fall term. On December 10, Acting Dean David Asper was pleased to announce that Associate Professor Dr. Amar Khoday had won The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence, and that Natasha Brown [BEd/01, LLB/05] had been selected for the The Deans Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Instructors (Practicing Professionals).

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Adam Lakusta photo

Faculty of Law

Winning essay came from the heart – and a deep sense of justice

August 7, 2020 — 
A less-than-perfect mark on a paper doesn't mean you should give up on the idea, second-year law student Adam Lakusta discovered this year. Despite getting a B on his Issues in Law and Bio Ethics class term paper, hearing a talk from a visiting scholar inspired him to revise the paper and submit it anyway to the Canadian Bar Association Intellectual Property Section's annual law student essay competition. His essay won.

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Left to right, Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice President (Research & International) stands with Dr. Mary J. Shariff, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Dr. Juliette (Archie) Cooper, Chair of the Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Board, and Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Manitoba.

Faculty of Law

Researching laws of compassion and vulnerability

April 11, 2018 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law professor Mary J. Shariff was presented with one of the 2017 Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Awards at a special reception held April 10, 2018 at St. John’s College on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

Dr. Peter Kulchyski, Professor of Native Studies, Faculty of Arts - recipient of the 2017 Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award. // Photo by Mike Latschislaw

Bush Ethics: Decolonizing the university

April 11, 2018 — 
Professor Peter Kulchyski (Native Studies) is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award

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The Supreme Court of Canada

Wpg Free Press Op-Ed: More questions on assisted dying

June 8, 2016 — 
'Although assisted death may now be a legal option for those who are imminently dying, it must never be promoted as the solution'


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