A terrorism charge isn't the solution to violence against women: IHRP's Vincent Wong

Friday, May 29, 2020

A murder of a massage worker has led to a historic charge of incel-related terrorism. But the writers of an op-ed published by Chatelaine magazine (May 29) say that's not the route to meaningful change for sex workers, or women at large.

Precedent Setter Awards recognize Indigenous Initiatives Office (IIO) Manager Amanda Carling

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Meet the lawyer who is revolutionizing legal education

Amanda Carling

(Photo by Steph Martyniuk courtesy of Precedent Magazine)

Law Foundation of Ontario funds U of T Law's Public Legal Education for Vulnerable Investors

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Law Foundation of Ontario has invested more than $300K towards four projects that aim to increase the knowledge and protection of investors, in particular vulnerable investors. The grants were made from the society's 2019 Investor Rights Call for Applications, funded through their national Access to Justice Fund (ATJF).

President Meric Gertler invites graduating students, family and friends to U of T's virtual convocation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The University of Toronto is “immensely proud” of its more than 15,500 graduating students, and is looking forward to celebrating their remarkable achievements, U of T President Meric Gertler says.

In a video address, President Gertler invites graduating students, their families and friends to tune in at noon on June 2, 2020 for the university’s virtual spring convocation.

Coronavirus and the City: Alumna Leilani Farha (LLB/MSW 1995) shares insights via U of T School of Cities series

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Leilani Farha
Leilani Farha, a U of T alumna and former United Nations special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, says universities and their researchers will be play a vital role in the COVID-19 recovery process (photo by Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty Images)

U of T's Centre for Ethics explores ethical questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Markus Dubber

Markus Dubber, director of U of T's Centre for Ethics, says U of T is uniquely situated to tackle the ethical dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis because it's a "global research university with unusual excellence across the board" (photo by Chris Sorensen)

Alumna Renu Mandhane (JD 2001) appointed to Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Friday, May 22, 2020

Renu Mandhane

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada appointed [Faculty of Law alumna] Renu Mandhane (JD 2001) a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Brampton) effective immediately. 

SJD Candidate Hassan Ahmad wins human rights case on behalf of refugees

Friday, May 22, 2020

Hassan Ahmad

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found that the Province  discriminated against refugees by not allowing experienced drivers from war-torn countries exemptions to the one-year waiting period before their final driving tests — an option available to other newcomers in Ontario as well as refugees in other provinces.

Historic U of T convocation ceremony to ‘recognize strength and incredible talents’ of Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In just two weeks, more than 15,000 University of Toronto students will graduate at a convocation ceremony unlike any other in the university’s 193-year history.

The “virtual” proceedings – necessary because of public health rules preventing large gatherings during the pandemic – will be viewed on laptops, smartphones and other devices as graduating students, families and friends tune in from the safety of their homes around the world.