Sarah Alasaly, was born in Ottawa and grew up in Vancouver, B.C. After starting her career in the health sector as a registered nurse, she chose to come back to Ottawa to do her JD. She obtained her degree in 2017 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. She was subsequently called to the B.C. Bar in 2018.
We recently had the opportunity to interview this female entrepreneur to learn about what motivated her to start an independent family law firm, Alasaly Law Group, during a pandemic and quickly grow it to a four-person team in Victoria, BC.
As more people receive COVID-19 vaccines, the issue of vaccine passports has become a hot topic in Canada. A vaccine passport could be used to certify that an individual has received specific vaccines, potentially granting privileges such as travelling across a border or being permitted to access certain venues like restaurants or concerts. The regulation of these passports raises many questions, including whether or not their implementation would infringe on Canadians’ Charter rights.
The Employment Law Clinic has recently launched for its second summer, taking on new employment law matters from June 1, 2021, and running until September 1, 2021. The Clinic primarily aims to serve people living on low-income who are experiencing work-related legal problems and who cannot afford a lawyer. Clinic services are available pro bono (for free) and in both official languages.
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Signa Daum Shanks as an Associate Professor on July 1, 2021. Julie Ada, Hassan Ahmad and Brandon D. Stewart will also join our Faculty, as Replacement Professors for two-year terms.
Stateless persons are defined under international law as those who are not recognized as nationals of any country. In the case of stateless communities in Malaysia, the country’s history of British colonial rule has shaped contemporary legal, social and cultural understandings of who are members of the state. Professor Jamie Liew has earned an Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to fund the first in-depth study of the historical and institutional roots of statelessness in Malaysia.