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Books illustrate thought leadership in Indigenous-formed and -led research

Books illustrate thought leadership in Indigenous-formed and -led research

Two new books from Osgoode Hall Law School, on Indigenous research and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, illustrate York’s thought leadership in this field. Professors Deborah McGregor and Karen Drake have produced edited collections that will make lasting contributions. In the coming years, Indigenous leadership in York’s collaborative, socially engaged research will create […]

Osgoode professor finds refugee determinations in Canada woefully subjective

Osgoode professor finds refugee determinations in Canada woefully subjective

New research shows that decisions around Federal Court applications for judicial review of refugee determinations depend on which judge decides the case. Much needs to be done, and one York U professor has offered up a compelling list of recommendations for enhancing fairness in the process. Access to justice is the cornerstone of the Canadian […]

From tea to 3D, York University opens YSpace, a new innovation hub in Markham

From tea to 3D, York University opens YSpace, a new innovation hub in Markham

York University announced the official opening of YSpace, its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre in Markham aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs turn bright ideas into action. The opening event took place Monday, Nov. 6. Entrepreneurs from Studio 1 Labs, which has developed a functional bed sheet patient monitor, explain the device’s function to York University […]

Strong showing for Osgoode in Canadian Lawyer's top 25 ranking

Strong showing for Osgoode in Canadian Lawyer's top 25 ranking

Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin (LLB '92), grads David Brown (LLM '05), Norie Campbell (LLB '95, LLM '03), Michael Geist (LLB '92), Brian Greenspan (LLB '71) and Honorary Degree recipient Rosalie Abella (LLD [Hon.] '91) are on Canadian Lawyer magazine's 2013 list of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada. The list was […]

Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel awarded France's highest honour

Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel awarded France's highest honour

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Emeritus Jean-Gabriel Castel has added another prestigious decoration to the long list of awards he has received for service to France, Canada and the French community, and for contributions to legal education and the legal profession. Jean-Gabriel Castel On Bastille Day (July 14), French President François Hollande promoted Castel to […]

Symposium will link arms together for rights of indigenous people

Symposium will link arms together for rights of indigenous people

Former students of residential schools for aboriginal people, members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and representatives of the United Nations and human rights organizations will all converge at York University for a symposium aptly titled Linking Arms Together, to join hands in upholding aboriginal rights, Friday. Linking Arms Together, a public symposium, will take […]

From prof to publisher of award-winning public policy book

From prof to publisher of award-winning public policy book

Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Paul Emond wears many hats, but it’s his publishing business that has grabbed the limelight recently. On May 1, it was announced that Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government by Peter Aucoin, Mark Jarvis and Lori Turnbull, and published by Emond Montgomery Publications, had won the $50,000 Donner Prize for […]