As COVID-19 continues to challenge Canada and the world in unprecedented ways, the scientific community has focused efforts on a wide range of responses, from developing vaccines to deploying new digital technologies to help track and contain the pandemic. Professor Michael Geist has made repeated valuable contributions to this ongoing discourse.
We are excited to announce a new book forthcoming: Vulnerable: The Law, Policy & Ethics of COVID-19, edited by Colleen M. Flood, Vanessa MacDonnell, Jane Philpott, Sophie Theriault, and Sridhar Venkatapuram.
Professor Aimée Craft has earned a grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) for a project entitled “Sacred Responsibilities to Water: Indigenous Knowledge Exchange (Canada-Colombia)”, which aims to bring together nations with different cultures and languages that have intimate relationships with water.
Legal and policy instruments at global and European levels increasingly emphasize the need to address the specific demands of vulnerable migrants. But what does it mean to be vulnerable? Common Law Professor Delphine Nakache is leading the Canadian section of a Horizon 2020 research project entitled "Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime: How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of Protection Seekers?” (VULNER).
We stand in solidarity with all Black members of our Common Law community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – and with all members of the Black community in denouncing anti-Black racism. Over the past week, outrage over racial discrimination, racial violence and pervasive systemic racism has boiled over across North America. While the situation is particularly acute in the United States, we recognize that Canada has its own history and ongoing problem of racial discrimination and oppression.