Op-Ed by Professor Gillian Hadfied: Toronto can be a global leader in harnessing AI

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

In an op-ed published in the Toronto Star (Jan. 7), Professor Gillian Hadfied, director and chair of the Schwartz Reisman Institute in Technology and Society, discusses how Toronto institutions such as U of T and the Vector Institute are pioneering innovations in AI fairness.

Symposium at U of T Law examining remedies for violations of human rights is focus of new issue of U of T Law Journal

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A new issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal focuses on examining remedies for violations of human rights (Vol. 69, No. supplement 1, November 2019).

Edited by Prof. Kent Roach, the issue brings together papers presented at a symposium examining remedies for violations of human rights held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in September 2018. 

 

 

Prof. Gillian Hadfield writes "How Toronto and Canada can lead global AI revolution for good"

Thursday, November 28, 2019

In a commentary in The Lawyer's Daily, Prof. Gillian Hadfield writes about the potential for Toronto to be a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and the role of the new Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at the University of Toronto in establishing that leadership ("How Toronto and Canada can lead global AI revolution for good," November 27, 2019).

Anita Anand, professor at the Faculty of Law, named to federal cabinet

Thursday, November 21, 2019

First-time Liberal Member of Parliament and University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Anita Anand has been named the federal minister of public services and procurement.

Anand, who is currently on leave from U of T after being elected to represent the riding of Oakville, Ont. in the most recent federal election, was sworn in at Rideau Hall on November 20 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reshuffled cabinet portfolios.

Listen to Prof. Audrey Macklin interviewed on CBC radio's The Sunday Edition about immigration and asylum-seekers

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Prof. Audrey MacklinOn CBC Radio's program The Sunday Edition, host Michael Enright conducted an extensive interview with Prof. Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights, regarding perceptions about the issue of immigration and asylum-seekers in Canada.

Prof. Trudo Lemmens co-authors "The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In a commentary in The Conversation, Prof. Trudo Lemmens and co-author Laverne Jacobs  (University of Windsor , Faculty of Law) argue that what’s known as the Truchon decision, which invalidated Canada’s “reasonable foreseeable death” and “end of life” access criteria for medical assistance in dying, should be appealed ("The latest medical assistance in dying decision needs to be appealed: Here’s why," October 9, 2019).

Prof. Audrey Macklin's research on Canada's private refugee sponsorship program profiled in U of T Magazine

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A feature article in U of T Magazine profiles Prof. Audrey Macklin's research on Canada's groundbreaking private refugee sponsorship program ("The Power of Good Intentions: Canada’s program of private refugee sponsorship has been held up as a model for the world. Could it be even better?", October 2, 2019).

When she was named a 2017 Trudeau Fellow, Macklin’s research question was: How does the process of helping refugees become citizens transform the citizenship of sponsors?

Prof. Gillian Hadfield co-authors "Momentum is building to fix our legal system. Let’s seize it" in the Salt Lake Tribune

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

In a commentary in the Salt Lake Tribune, Prof. Gillian Hadfield and her co-authors, Deno Himonas and John Lund, describe the value of the reforms they propose for legal regulation in the American state of Utah. All three were members of a joint Supreme Court/Utah Bar task force to address the access-to-justice gap in Utah ("Momentum is building to fix our legal system. Let’s seize it," September 20, 2019).

Prof. Anita Anand awarded the Yvan Allaire medal by the Royal Society of Canada

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Professor Anita Anand, J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate GovernanceProf. Anita Anand, who holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance, has been awarded the Yvan Allaire Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Audrey Macklin writes "'Jihadi Jack' and the folly of revoking citizenship"

Friday, August 23, 2019

Republished from The Conversation.

By Audrey Macklin

The British government has just stripped Islamic State recruit Jack Letts of his United Kingdom citizenship.