The IIO and CDO Welcome Caitlin Tolley: Lawyer, Leader and First Nations Advocate


Please join the Career Development and Indigenous Initiatives Offices as we welcome lawyer and First Nations advocate Caitlin Tolley. This event is open to the public. Lunch will be served. Please join us!

We are grateful to the Law Foundation of Ontario for their support of the IIO and the IIO Speaker Series. Miigwetch!

IIO Speaker Series: UNDRIP – What the Next Generation of Lawyers Needs to Know

NOTE: The Indigenous Initiatives Office (IIO) Speaker Series is open to the public. All are welcome and lunch will be served. Please join us.

In law and medicine, twins and soon-to-be U of T graduates advocate for Indigenous representation

Friday, May 24, 2019

As U of T's Patrick and Curtis Sobchak learned more about their family history, being Indigenous increasingly became an integral part of their identity (photo by Geoff Vendeville)

By Geoffrey Vendeville

Patrick Sobchak was one of the few Indigenous students in his law classes. So was his identical twin brother Curtis, who studied medicine. 

The importance of self-advocacy: U of T Law student produced medico-legal guide for Indigenous peoples with rare disorders

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The June Callwood Fellowship in Aboriginal Law funded the partnership with the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD): Durhane Wong-Rieger, president and CEO of CORD, Natalie Day and Ian Stedman, fellowship supervisor and former CORD board member

By Natalie Day, JD 2019

PBSC’s new Indigenous human rights clinics receive the 2019 Emil Gumpert award from the American College of Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

PBSC students gather together in the atrium as part of the May 2018 training conference

Award comes with a US$100,000 grant to assist with two pilot clinics

Prof. Mayo Moran writes "The Macron Report and how we right history’s wrongs"

Friday, December 21, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Mayo Moran looks at the role of museums in debates about the restitution of cultural objects seized during colonialism, and points to Canadian examples where such objects have been returned to First Nations ("The Macron Report and how we right history’s wrongs," December 21, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.

The Macron Report and how we right history’s wrongs

By Mayo Moran

December 21, 2018

Prof. Kent Roach writes "One year after the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, little has changed"

Monday, February 11, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail on the anniversary of the acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the killing of Colton Boushie, Prof. Kent Roach assesses what little has been done, and what more needs to be done, to ensure "Canadian justice does not continue to be experienced by Indigenous people as injustice." ("One year after the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, little has changed," February 9, 2019).

Indigenous languages art installation unveiled at U of T's Faculty of Law

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rochelle Allan, left, acting manager of the Indigenous Initiatives Office, views the language installation with U of T law students

2019 is the United Nation's International Year of Indigenous Languages

Story and Photos by Lucianna Ciccocioppo