Announcing Schwartz Reisman faculty and graduate fellowships for U of T researchers

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Are you a U of T researcher passionate about ensuring powerful new technologies like AI are effective, safe, ethical, and fair? Would you like to collaborate with the Schwartz Reisman Institute’s academic community and contribute to a mission to ensure powerful technologies improve life for everyone?

Op-Ed co-authored by Trinity College Provost Mayo Moran: Strengthening Canada's disability community in a post-pandemic world

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In an op-ed published in the Toronto Star, September 15, David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, former Faculty of Law Dean Mayo Moran, currently provost and vice chancellor of Trinity College and a law professor at U of T, and Charles Beer, former Minister of Community and Social Services, address the need to strengthen Canada's support for the disability community in a post-pandemic world.

As the authors of three successive government-appointed independent reviews, they write: 

Alumnus Justice Spencer Nicholson appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced three new judges have joined the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario.

Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship awarded to Downtown Legal Services staff lawyer Prasanna Balasundaram

Monday, September 14, 2020
Prasanna Balasundaram
Prasanna Balasundaram is a refugee and immigration lawyer with U of T's Downtown Legal Services (photo by Nina Haikara)

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that Prasann

10 things you need to know about the fall semester at U of T

Thursday, September 10, 2020

As students, faculty, staff and librarians return to the University of Toronto for the fall semester, they’ll discover much that is new – about their physical environment, learning experience and the way they engage with campus services and activities.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, U of T has implemented an array of new measures, protocols and procedures that aim to deliver a vibrant, world-class educational experience while keeping students, staff, faculty and librarians safe and healthy.

U of T launches web tool to help community members self-screen for COVID-19

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

he University of Toronto is launching an online self-assessment web tool to help students, staff, faculty and librarians make informed decisions about coming to campus during COVID-19.

The tool, called UCheck, guides people through a COVID-19 symptom assessment. Questions include whether you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, have travelled outside of the country or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

New IHRP Report: The Problematic Legality of Tear Gas Under International Human Rights Law

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Tear gas should be banned under international human rights law

The use of tear gas is rightfully banned in warfare, and should equally be banned as a riot control agent in law enforcement contexts

(Toronto, September 3, 2020) — The use of tear gas - particularly CS gas - as a riot control agent, cannot be reconciled with respect for fundamental human rights and should therefore be banned entirely in international law, the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) said in a report released today.

JD students awarded inaugural Private Law Writing Prize

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Private Law Writing Prize is awarded to the best student paper(s) on a topic in private law. The annual competition is open to current U of T Law JD students and is awarded at the end of the academic year. 

U of T implements protocols to respond to COVID-19 cases on campus this fall

Monday, August 31, 2020

As students, faculty and staff prepare for a safe and gradual return to campus this fall, the University of Toronto has put in place a series of COVID-19 procedures and protocols – in addition to preventative safety measures – to quickly respond to cases and guard against transmission of the virus.