The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced $2.7 million in funding for two partnership projects at the University of Manitoba. Professor Peter Kulchyski (Native Studies) will lead a team of researchers from Manitoba, across Canada, and New York on a seven-year journey to build a Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in […]
Entries Tagged as 'Law'
June 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Indigenous, Law, News, News Release, Research
March 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Law, News, News Release, conference
Prolonged segregation crosses the line and becomes torture, according to some of the world’s top experts on solitary confinement who will gather at Robson Hall Mar. 22-23.
Around the world, more and more prisoners are kept in isolation, with devastating psychological effects. Some are mentally ill teens like Ashley Smith, whose 2007 death in an Ontario […]
February 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Centre on Aging, Health, Law, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Social Work, psychology
On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Dr. Harvey Chochinov, University of Manitoba Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, is giving a presentation on the dignity of people with disabilities.
Last month, he released a major paper in the journal Cancer on the importance of caregivers’ actions to reduce stress in people living with cancer. The article provided […]
January 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Health, History, Law, Medicine, News Release, Peace and Justice
The Chinese government promised last year to phase out its reliance on prisoners for transplant organs. International human rights lawyer David Matas says that’s not good enough.
“You don’t slowly phase out a crime against humanity. The international community needs to demand that this practice stops right now,” he insists.
In a new book titled State Organs, […]
January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Advisory, Alumni, History, Indigenous, Law, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Students, political studies
When Tanya Kappo graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall law school in May, 2012, it was clear to her colleagues and friends that her drive and passion would lead her to make an impact in the world. Six months later, Kappo started the #idlenomore Twitter conversation that is now spreading like a Prairie […]
January 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Education, History, Indigenous, Law, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Students, political studies
The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) at the University of Manitoba has established a Speakers Bureau for school teachers interested in educating their Grade 7-12 students about human rights issues, particularly in relation to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms or Aboriginal rights.
University students, mostly enrolled in law, are available to speak for about […]
September 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Law, News Release, Peace and Justice, Students
University of Manitoba law students are wondering why the personal life of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas has been splashed across the pages of national newspapers. And what does the Canadian Judicial Council inquiry into her conduct mean for their own careers in the age of Facebook photos? Should any […]