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LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras receives SSHRC 2020 Insight Grant

LASO/SLST Prof. Amelie Barras receives SSHRC 2020 Insight Grant

Dr. Barras is an associate professor with the Law and Society (LASO) Program for undergraduates and with the graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies (SLST). Amelie and colleagues at several Canadian universities were awarded a 2020 Insight Grant (October Competition) from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) for their project "Politics of Religious Diversity in […]

The Racialized Students in Healthcare Virtual Lecture Series

The Racialized Students in Healthcare Virtual Lecture Series

The Racialized Students in Healthcare virtual lecture series is sponsored by the OHTN and provides workshop series on Indigenous Education, HIV Clinical Care, HIV research facilitated by HALCO and HIV Pharmacy Care. Our facilitators include: MaryAnn from the Native Women Resources Centre, Dr. Gordon from Unity Health, Stevia Arthur from BlackCAP, Alex Vincent from Cabbagetown Community Health Centre and […]

Professor Allyson Lunny receives Endowed Chair in Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University

Professor Allyson Lunny receives Endowed Chair in Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University

York University Associate Professor Allyson Lunny will hold the prestigious Endowed Chair in Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. during the Fall 2021 term. The Endowed Chair appointment is awarded annually to a scholar with a well-established record of research and who has a PhD in Criminology or a related field.   Lunny, […]

LA&PS announces four inaugural postdoctoral fellowships, one of whom will work in LASO

LA&PS announces four inaugural postdoctoral fellowships, one of whom will work in LASO

From yFile, 31 March 2021 The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) has announced the recipients of four inaugural postdoctoral fellowships. Fellows receive a funded, one-year postdoctoral research position to conduct their proposed research project under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Fellows will receive $50,000 over the next academic year. Teddy Atim is […]

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

You're Invited: 4th Annual Book Celebration

A virtual event will be held to celebrate recent publications by Annie Bunting, Lisa Drummond, Carlo Fanelli, Les Jacobs, Jaime Llambías-Wolff, Vanisha Sukdeo, and Douglas C. Young. This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Each of the books is available for purchase at the hyperlinks provided with […]

LA&PS - The Learning Curve: Law & Society Prof. Tyler Totten

LA&PS - The Learning Curve: Law & Society Prof. Tyler Totten

The Learning Curve: Professor Tyler Totten POSTED ON 17 NOVEMBER 2020 From YouTube-hosted lectures to gamifying the classroom, The Learning Curve is a series showcasing how professors in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies are embracing the online learning environment with creative approaches to teaching remotely.  We open the series with Tyler Totten, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science’s Law & Society program. Totten shares how he’s using […]

Law & Society program founder Jane Banfield leaves an enduring legacy

Law & Society program founder Jane Banfield leaves an enduring legacy

When the first class of five students graduated from York University’s Law & Society program in 1976, Professor Jane Banfield wore a proud smile. True to York’s motto – Tentanda Via – the program was the first of its kind in North America and one of the University’s first interdisciplinary programs. Jane Banfield The late […]

Prof. Allyson M. Lunny's new hate crime book says legal, policy deliberation is microcosm for larger debate

Prof. Allyson M. Lunny's new hate crime book says legal, policy deliberation is microcosm for larger debate

Hate crime laws in Canada are distressing, highly charged and complicated. Under the hate propaganda sections of the Criminal Code of Canada (Sections 318 to 320), it is illegal to advocate genocide and publicly incite hatred directed against “any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, gender identity […]