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McLaughlin's Lunch Talk Series

McLaughlin's Lunch Talk Series

Listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics and eat a free lunch! Students who attend 6 lunch talks over the year will receive a Certificate of Participation, while those who attend 10 talks or more will receive a Certificate of Active. Talks take place in the Senior Common Room.

UN International Day of Human Rights Commemoration and Special Panel Presentation - December 10, 2021

UN International Day of Human Rights Commemoration and Special Panel Presentation - December 10, 2021

2021 Theme: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to 'Equality' and Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with […]

The UNHCR and the Enforcement of Refugee Protection before International Courts: Amicus and Third-Party Submissions before the ECtHR - December 7, 2021

The UNHCR and the Enforcement of Refugee Protection before International Courts: Amicus and Third-Party Submissions before the ECtHR - December 7, 2021

McLaughlin College International Lecture Presented by Hilkka C. Becker This presentation will outline the potential wider application of UNHCR’s  amicus role in refugee cases before international courts. Using the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), as the prime example, it will explore the impact of the UNHCR's interventions on the evolution and development […]

Social Action and Participation Award for Human Rights Week at McLaughlin College - Deadline is December 23, 2021

Social Action and Participation Award for Human Rights Week at McLaughlin College - Deadline is December 23, 2021

McLaughlin College Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Social Action and Participation Awards for "Human Rights Week at McLaughlin College" A Special Announcement for all students who are affiliated with McLaughlin College: We will recognize three student initiatives that further the realization of people’s human rights. We will recognize the best project submission at […]

Workshop on Human Rights and the Environment - December 9, 2021

Workshop on Human Rights and the Environment - December 9, 2021

Presented by Rachel LaFortune and Stephen Northfield “This session will look at how human rights intersect with our environment in the context of climate change. Join a conversation with Human Rights Watch about their recent work to document how climate change is already impacting human rights in Canada and how they use digital advocacy to […]

McLaughlin College Holiday Celebration - December 8, 2021

McLaughlin College Holiday Celebration - December 8, 2021

You are cordially invited to attend our McLaughlin College Holiday Celebration Please wear your festive holiday sweater, hat, (upload a festive virtual background) etc. for a chance to win a  PRIZE!   >Random raffle prizes for all in attendance >Entertainment from our McLaughlin College Community Choir >A Holiday Quiz contest prepared by Professor Emeritus David […]

Docs for Schools - 'Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If you are a girl)' - December 8, 2021

Docs for Schools - 'Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If you are a girl)' - December 8, 2021

A documentary film presented by Lesley Sparks Docs For Schools is the education program of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.   The programs offer documentary content across a variety of subjects and grade levels.  Docs can inform, offering insight and new perspectives to students about our world.   Teachers can then use docs as […]

The Development of American Gender Asylum Law; Cross Border Collaboration Between US and Canadian NGOs - November 29, 2021

The Development of American Gender Asylum Law; Cross Border Collaboration Between US and Canadian NGOs - November 29, 2021

McLaughlin College Annual Public Policy Lecture delivered by Professor Deborah E. Anker The last twenty years have witnessed the development of the body of U.S. gender asylum law, or asylum claims of women subject to persecution.  Forms of such gender-based persecution include sexual and related violence of women because of their gender, by, for example, […]

The International Refugee Protection Regime: How it Started and How it's Going - November 24, 2021

The International Refugee Protection Regime: How it Started and How it's Going - November 24, 2021

McLaughlin College International Lecture presented by Dr. Jeff Crisp In this international lecture, Dr. Jeff Crisp will examine the concept of an 'international refugee protection regime', trace its origins and evolution, and identify the key challenges and opportunities with which it is currently confronted. The presentation will adopt a global perspective and draw upon examples […]

McLaughlin College Union Debate on the Regulation of Social Media - November 11, 2021

McLaughlin College Union Debate on the Regulation of Social Media - November 11, 2021

You are cordially invited to the second McLaughlin College Union Debate of the 2021-2022 academic year that will consider a key question on the regulation of social media. Following the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Congress, a number of social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, blocked, the then US President Donald Trump, […]

Engaging the Margins: Critical Disability Studies, Mad Studies, and Bioethics - November 10, 2021

Engaging the Margins: Critical Disability Studies, Mad Studies, and Bioethics - November 10, 2021

Presented by  Kathleen Lowenstein In recent years, critical disability studies has highlighted the need for the inclusion of the voices of individuals with disabilities within bioethics. While much has been written about disability in bioethics, relatively little has been written by those who identify as disabled: a disjunction in a literature that frequently engages with […]