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A Public Talk and Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: OISE Auditorium, G162
Women constitute 60% of university graduates, 52% of the population and just over 50% of the paid workforce. But even in 2011, women’s perspectives account for less than 20% of the columns and guest commentaries in Canada’s largest daily newspapers. Why is this, and what are the consequences to women’s capacity to influence the public discourse, and policy and spending priorities? This More >
Please RSVP to LGonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca for catering purposes. Poster (pdf) here.
Breaking New Ground: Graduate Students work with Feminist Thought 20 January 2012 130 – 330 Osgoode 2027 “It’s Their Land”: The Role of Non-Owner Claims in Ontario’s Land Use Planning Regime Estair Van Wagner, PhD Candidate, OHLS Using both critical legal geography and feminist perspectives, this work in progress will consider how non-ownership claims about the use of privately owned land are framed in the context of the land use planning process and the treatment of such claims by decision makers. Whose voices end More >
Osgoode’s Dayna Scott on the op-ed page. Here’s Dayna’s SSRN page. She’s a co director of the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health,and recently wrote a guest post here on the blog. In the Globe, she calls the Federal government to task for their approach to toxic substances. I always appreciate Dayna’s feminist analysis. She never ignores class and race factors. Plus she is always up for a fight or a laugh.
….by and large, women bear the burden of this regulatory failure, because More >
Looks like a great opportunity. Six papers will be selected, and the Forum will be held in June. You have to a pre tenure faculty member with one to six years of experience to be eligible to submit. Details here. If you aren’t eligible, can you encourage or support someone who is?