Events

Jan
28
Thu
Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series: Elizabeth Cohen on “Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All” @ Zoom
Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Elizabeth CohenThe Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series presents: Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University on her book, “Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All” Thursday, January 28th on ZOOM @ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Please RSVP to Debra Illsley to confirm your attendance.

Join the lecture on Zoom here.

Feb
4
Thu
Distinguished Visitors & CHRR present: Dr. Megan Davis @ Zoom
Feb 4 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Distinguished Visitor’s Lecture Series at the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Human Rights Research are pleased to welcome Dr. Megan Davis to speak on Thursday, February 4th at 4:30 p.m.

Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW. She is Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court and was recently appointed the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law. She was a member of the Referendum Council and the Experts Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in the Constitution; was an expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016); and is currently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.

Professor Davis is also a Commissioner on the Australian Rugby League Commission and, like any good Queenslander, she supports the North Queensland Cowboys and the Queensland Maroons.

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/92096499293?pwd=QmE5LzRZckp4ZitOYmkrMDFaRWNrZz09
Meeting ID: 920 9649 9293
Passcode: 944713

This event is sponsored by the Distinguished Visitor’s Lecture Series at the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Human Rights Research.

Feb
25
Thu
Distinguished Visitors Lecture: William Schabas @ Zoom
Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Portrait of Professor William A. SchabasThe Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series welcomes Dr. William A. Schabas as our guest speaker on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12pm.

The title of his talk is: “The Customary International Law of Human Rights.”

William A. Schabas is a Professor Emeritus at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Middlesex in London and a professeur associé at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Professor Schabas will be speaking on the intersection of customary international law and international human rights law.

Please RSVP to Debra.Illsley@umanitoba.ca to confirm your attendance and please join the lecture at this Zoom link.

Mar
2
Tue
NEW DATE: DeLloyd J. Guth Lecture on Legal History: Dr. Nicole O’Byrne @ Online
Mar 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
NEW DATE: DeLloyd J. Guth Lecture on Legal History: Dr. Nicole O'Byrne @ Online

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 AT 12:00 P.M.

Dr. Nicole O’Byrne is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, and is this year’s guest lecturer for the DeLloyd J. Guth annual Lecture on Legal History.

Dr. O’Byrne will speak on ” The Constitutional Responsibility for Métis Scrip”

Dr. O’Byrne’s research focuses on the history of Canadian federalism, public policy history and non-constitutionalized intergovernmental agreements, including the British North America Act, 1930 (the Natural Resources Transfer Agreements) and Medicare. She has published articles about various aspects of Métis history and is currently writing a book on the history of Métis-state relations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (1870-1970). Please see her full biographical information here.

 

Mar
18
Thu
Distinguished Visitors Lecture: Al Benoit, Manitoba Métis Federation “Manitoba 150 – The Unfinished Business of Reconciliation” @ Zoom
Mar 18 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series presents Al Benoit, Manitoba Métis Federation speaking on “Manitoba 150 – The Unfinished Business of Reconciliation” via Zoom @ 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Al Benoit is the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President of the Manitoba Métis Federation.

Please RSVP to Debra.Illsley@umanitoba.ca to confirm your attendance, and please join the Lecture at this Zoom link.