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Can indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, women and people living in poverty mobilize human rights in a positive way to combat environmental problems that affect their health and their physical, psychological and material well-being? How does the human rights system increase the capacity of marginalized groups to defend and protect themselves in decision-making processes that could jeopardize their interests in relation to the environment?
Program , registration info and call for volunteers here: via Environmental Justice and Human Rights: Investigating the Tensions, Exploring the Possibilities | More >
h/t Mary Jane Mossman
After the notable absence of female representation in the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program, the Minister of Industry, in March 2010, struck an ad-hoc panel to examine the program’s selection process. Based on the panel’s finding that the lack of female representation was not due to active choices made during the CERC selection process, it was suggested that an assessment of gender equity within the wider university context and talent pool be undertaken by a third-party body. As such, the Minister of Industry requested that the Council of Canadian Academies undertake an assessment of the factors More >
Many of you have probably already seen this….
For 39 years, TWB has served the community. Victoria Moreno, the owner, has announced that the store will close its doors on November 30th, 2012.
Come and celebrate nearly four decades of book launches, discoveries and passionate debates on
TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012, at 7:30 p.m with An Evening of Women’s Words.
There will be readings by many writers and a chance to speak about feminism and the store’s history, while we buy books and so assist Victoria in the practical work of closing the store.
So far, confirmed readers include: Judy Rebick, Michele Landsberg, Maureen More >
In their article “In defence of Caitlin Moran and populist feminism” , Rhiannon and Holly from the Vagenda magazine employ a heady mix of biographical context and anti-intellectualism to defend the indefensible: Moran’s dismissal of the representation of black women. They write that “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”, which must be resuscitated from the “dust and the stuffiness” it has been cocooned within by reinventing More >
Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship program will serve as a bridge to a legal academic career for one or more scholars each academic year.
The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession. Fellows will be given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of our research centers, and to teach a course at the More >