U of T Careers: alumnus and IHRP director Samer Muscati's experiences in the field and at U of T

Thursday, October 18, 2018

University of Toronto Faculty of Law alumnus Samer Muscati ('02) always knew he wanted to work in human rights advocacy. That conviction has taken him around the world as a journalist, lawyer and advocate before coming to U of T’s Faculty of Law to work as the director of the international human rights program (IHRP).

In the latest installation of the U of T Careers series, Muscati shares moments from a career that has seen him reporting on the most dire global issues and then bringing a human rights lens to the study and practice of law at U of T.

Celebrating the Fall Feast: Indigenous Law Students Association holds its annual traditional gathering

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It was a full house at the annual Fall Feast, September 28th, hosted by the Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA). ILSA has been hosting the Fall Feast for many years, and there is evidence of its occurring as far back as the 1980s. This year’s event featured a long table of goodies, including 3 sisters stew, made with corn, bean and squash, and turkey stew, to name a few traditional items. In addition, the event opened with teachings from Elder Bob Philips, toe-tapping music and lots of laughter and discussion among the many guests.

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber

More than $2.5 million has been raised to support a chair and JD/MBA student financial awards at the University of Toronto in honour of the late Geoff Taber, who tragically perished with his wife, Jacquie and two teenaged sons, in a fire on December 24, 2016.

$30 million campaign for students launched at Faculty of Law

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Campaign for Excellence without Barriers is the largest bursary campaign at any Canadian law school, to help increase access to law school for the best and brightest students, no matter their financial means

By Lucianna Ciccocioppo

The IHRP's Petra Molnar co-authors "Ottawa’s use of AI in immigration system has profound implications for human rights"

Thursday, September 27, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, International Human Rights Program researcher Petra Molnar (JD 2016) and Ronald Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, warn about the implications of the federal government's use of artificial intelligence in refugee cases ("Ottawa’s use of AI in immigration system has profound implications for human rights," September 26, 2018).

IHRP report says Canada's adoption of AI in immigration raises serious rights implications

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Algorithms and artificial intelligence are augmenting and replacing human decision-making in Canada’s immigration and refugee system, with alarming implications for the fundamental human rights of those subjected to these technologies, says a report released today by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Ford government decision is a step backward for investor protection"

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand expresses concerns about the decision of the new Government of Ontario to oppose a reform proposed by the Ontario Securities Commission intended to improve investor protection ("Ford government decision is a step backward for investor protection," September 25, 2018).

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

IHRP director Samer Muscati and alumna Hanna Gros ('16) write "More safeguards needed for detainees"

Friday, September 21, 2018

In a commentary in the Toronto Star, International Human Rights Program director Samer Muscati and alumna Hanna Gros ('16) call on the Government of Canada to establish a legislated limit on the length of time an immigration detainee can be held behind bars for purely non-criminal, administrative reasons ("More safeguards needed for detainees," September 21, 2018).

Read the full commentary on the Toronto Star website, or below.

Alumnae receive federal judicial appointments in Ontario

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Two alumnae have received judicial appointments in Ontario from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Gillian E. Roberts ('93), counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario in Toronto.

Alumna Camille Labchuk recognized for animal rights advocacy with 2018 Compassion for Animals Award

Friday, September 14, 2018

Prof. Angela Fernandez with Camille LabchukCongratulations to alumna Camille Labchuk, JD 2012, executive director of Animal Justice, the recipient of the Compassion for Animals Award for 2018. This award is given in honour of Toronto animal advocate Lisa Grill. Grill’s “personal commitment to compassion inspires her loved ones to work for a better world for animals and people alike."