In Memoriam: Edward Roberts (LLB 1964), former lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Friday, January 14, 2022

Faculty of Law of Law graduate Edward Roberts (BA 1960 Vic, LLB 1964), who served as Newfoundland and Labrador's 11th lieutenant-governor, was a prominent Newfoundland and Labrador politician over four decades, and practiced law as a senior partner of Halley Hunt in in St. John's, has passed away at age 81.

U of T Law extends condolences to Roberts' family, friends and colleagues.

Canada's Competition Act: Toronto Star columnist cites paper by Professor Edward Iacobucci

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Toronto Star contributing columnist, Amir Barnea, writes "Canada’s Competition Bureau chief Matthew Boswell is asking lawmakers for help modernizing the Competition Act."

Barnea cites a paper by Faculty of Law Professor Edward Iacobucci "an expert in the field of competition law." Iacobucci concludes that the act remains effective in addressing anti-competitive behaviour, although targeted amendments may be needed

Barbara Landau (LLB 1980) named to the Order of Canada

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

After making their mark in spheres ranging from health care to social justice, more than two dozen members of the University of Toronto community have been honoured with a new appointment to – or promotion within – the Order of Canada.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes people whose service, innovations and compassion shape Canadian society, foster imagination and unite people and communities.

Santa’s Christmas secret? Maybe it’s artificial intelligence: Op-Ed co-authored by Professor Benjamin Alarie

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

In an op-ed published in the Globe and Mail, Dec. 22, 2021, Arthur Cockfield, an associate dean and professor with Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law and Faculty of Law Professor Benjamin Alarie, Osler Chair in Business Law and CEO of Blue J, an AI company that helps lawyers, write about the future of AI: 

U of T News: U of T cancels in-person exams, delays in-person classes due to Omicron variant

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The University of Toronto will not be holding in-person exams effective Dec. 16 and will delay most in-person learning until Jan. 31 to help curb the spread of COVID-19 amid the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Online exams will proceed as scheduled and some in-person exams may move to online delivery. Individual divisions will be in contact with students and instructors to confirm arrangements, U of T said in a message to community members Wednesday.

Defy Gravity: Campaign for U of T offers vision of inclusive excellence with global impact

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The University of Toronto has launched the largest university fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.

U of T Law students help produce PBSC's Indigenous Human Rights podcast

Monday, December 13, 2021

 

It's been one year since we launched the Indigenous Human Rights Podcast! We end our first season by speaking with lawyers Mandy Wesley and Amanda Driscoll about Garry McKay, who was racially profiled by the Toronto Police, filed a human rights complaint about it, and won. pic.twitter.com/xpkGShF2Jw — PBSC National | EPBC Bureau National (@PBSC_EPBC)