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.

SJD candidate Léa Brière-Godbout awarded the 2020-21 Viscount Bennett Fellowship: Canadian Bar Association

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Canadian Bar Association’s Fellowship Committee has selected Faculty of Law doctoral candidate Léa Brière-Godbout for the 2020-21 Viscount Bennett Fellowship for her graduate legal studies. The Viscount Bennett Fellowship carries a value of $25,000

Brière-Godbout's research is on equality and the way we define discrimination. Her thesis will “paint picture of (the) current persuasive legal potential” of arguments under s. 15 of the Charter.

U of T Law honours four outstanding members: 2020 Faculty of Law Alumni Awards

Friday, May 15, 2020

 We are a network of over 10,500 alumni that span the legal profession and beyond – from Justices on the Supreme Court of Canada bench to entrepreneurs blazing their own trails. As valued members of our community, alumni are our ambassadors and one of our greatest strength.

The Faculty of Law Alumni Awards biennially recognize the exceptional contributions of our community members. 

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes extraordinary public leadership and lifelong commitment to the community over the course of their career. 

JD/MBA graduate Davina Shivratan, co-founder of legal volunteer non-profit, LawLinks

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Law Links

LawLinks is a new non-profit initiative that helps create legal opportunities by connecting law students with flexible volunteer work.

Ontario Tribunal finds policy against refugee drivers discriminatory: IHRP

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Provincial government should allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip driving-test waiting period similar to other newcomers, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Finds

“This is the very essence of arbitrariness”
— Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Shyesh Al-Turki v. Ontario (Transportation) 2020 HRTO 392

Digital immunity passports – Morally and legally problematic?: Op-Ed by Professor Sophia Moreau

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In an op-ed for the Toronto Star, published May 12 ("The Big Debate: Should those with immunity get a COVID-19 digital passport?") U of T Law Professor Sophia Moreau and Queen's Law Professor Sabine Tsuruda, say digital immunity passports for COVID-19 raise troubling moral and legal issues.

Professor Anver Emon helps Canada Post create Eid stamp to mark Muslim holidays

Monday, May 11, 2020
Eid stamp 2020
A total of 1.3 million stamps began circulating on April 24 to commemorate the start of Ramadan (photo courtesy of Canada Post)

Anver Emon, a professor a

In Memoriam: Arthur Scace (1938-2020)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Arthur Scace

Arthur Scace (BA 1960, Hon DSL 2003, Hon LLD 2003) was a champion of education, health care and the arts, who spent his life working to build a better community.

The University of Toronto community is deeply saddened by the passing of Arthur Scace, a lifelong supporter of his alma mater and a greatly valued University citizen. He passed away peacefully this week with his wife, alumna Susan Scace, by his side.