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York recognizes alumni in inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

York recognizes alumni in inaugural list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30

York University has released its first-ever list of Top 30 Changemakers Under 30, shining a spotlight on remarkable young alumni who are making a difference in their communities, the country and around the world. “York’s Top 30 Under 30 is a community of changemakers,” says Julie Lafford, executive director, Alumni Engagement. “Driven by passion, they create […]

Paper on post-pandemic gender inequity offers evidence-based manual for change

Paper on post-pandemic gender inequity offers evidence-based manual for change

Researchers have raised alarm bells on inequity during the pandemic, suggesting that women are shouldering a heavier burden and this inequity may continue post-pandemic. One law professor adds vital evidence to this claim and, most importantly, offers policy-applicable suggestions for improvement. Osgoode Hall Law School Professor and nationally recognized lawyer Fay Faraday is passionate about […]

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 […]

Reexamining a Muslim veil case where judge blocked feminist interveners

Reexamining a Muslim veil case where judge blocked feminist interveners

An Osgoode PhD student reconsiders a 2015 case in which a Muslim woman challenged federal policy requiring the removal of her niqab during the citizenship oath. The judge blocked several organizations that sought to intervene with feminist perspectives – a decision that could have a “chilling effect” on public interest interventions in Canadian courts, some believe.