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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada: Lessons from the MWCI

 

I will be very sorry to miss this one. My bad luck/bad schedule.

Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada (link to eventbrite to RSVP, please,or Facebook page for event here)

Organized via Distinguished Speaker Series of Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Indigenous Students’ Association, Osgoode Women’s Caucus & Just Law

Amidst growing calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School will be hosting a discussion on what form such an inquiry should take with David Eby and Robyn Gervais on Monday, December 3. Mr. Eby and Ms. Gervais will offer insight based on their experiences with the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI).

The MWCI was convened by the B.C. government in 2010 to investigate police conduct in response to the disappearance of women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The majority of these women were Aboriginal and later found to be the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton. The inquiry’s final report is due to be released on November 30, 2012.

Mr. Eby is the Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, an organization that was initially granted standing to participate in the inquiry but withdrew after the state failed to provide legal funding for Aboriginal, women and other community groups to participate.  Ms. Gervais was the Independent Counsel for Aboriginal Interests during the Inquiry, before resigning due to the indifference and bias she perceived from the commission.

Mr. Eby and Ms. Gervais will discuss the controversy surrounding the MWCI and comment on lessons that may be used to craft a meaningful process to address the systemic discrimination and violence that Aboriginal women continue to face.

Post-Doc Opp at Osgoode…[tell your friends/students]

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 Law School.

Promising candidates should commit to being in residence at the Law School for a full academic year. Fellowships may also be awarded for a semester. Fellows will receive approximately $50,000 in funding for a full academic year.

Fellows should not be degree candidates at Osgoode Hall Law School or any other school during the term of the fellowship.

Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to equality and diversity. We especially welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBT candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and we encourage candidates to self-identify in their initial applications.

Interested individuals should send an application that includes a curriculum vitae, copies of law and graduate transcripts, a detailed statement of a research project, and three signed confidential letters of academic reference to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 to:

Michelle Berman

Secretary of the Faculty Recruitment Committee

Osgoode Hall Law School

York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

e-mail: facultyrecruitment@osgoode.yorku.ca

tel: (416) 650-8283

Please note that electronic applications are strongly preferred, and hard copies will not be returned.

via Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship | Osgoode.

Read about our first fellowship holder, Pooja Parmar, here.

Graduate Scholarships for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode/York: Deadline May 1st…

…but start thinking about them now.

Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contribution made by Osgoode Professor Mary Jane Mossman to issues of legal scholarship and education, and particularly as they relate to concerns of women. One scholarship with a total value of $15,000 will be awarded. The main criterion for this scholarship is a demonstrated potential for excellence in feminist legal theory, supported by a strong academic background and/or other activities or projects of relevance undertaken by the applicant. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Helena Orton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours the life and work of Helena Orton, whose tragic death in 1997 cut short a distinguished career dedicated to using law as a tool to pursue equality for women, especially for women in the workplace.

See Helena Orton speaking on behalf of LEAF at 1:55 in this CBC report on the decision in Moge v. Moge.

The scholarship of $5,000 is available to a student undertaking either full-time or part-time thesis graduate studies, at Osgoode Hall Law School or York University School of Women’s Studies, whose graduate work will explore relationships between law and social equality. Preference will be given to students committed to studying workplace issues of benefit to women. Students will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, and demonstrated commitment to equality issues. This scholarship requires a separate letter of application, along with a CV, to be submitted by May 1.

Tell me about your school’s awards for feminist legal studies and I’ll post them in the category “awards/prizes/scholarships”.

Great Opportunity: Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship (Post-Doc)

The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship program will serve as a bridge to a legal academic career for one or more scholars each academic year.

Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to equality and diversity.  We especially welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBT candidates.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and we encourage candidates to self-identify in their initial applications. Please click here for more information on the application process.

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 Law School.

Promising candidates should commit to being in residence at the Law School for a full academic year.  Fellowships may also be awarded for a semester. Fellows should not be degree candidates at Osgoode Hall Law School or any other school during the term of the fellowship.

Link to Fellowship webpage: http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/osgoode-catalyst-fellowship

 

The remuneration is (i thought) quite good – I hope that readers will  apply or encourage others to apply or at least circulate widely.  Osgoode is looking to contribute to a diverse, engaged legal academy – this Fellowship is one way we hope to do that.

 

Mark your Calendar: Osgoode Women's Caucus Tea: Monday October 17, 2011 1230-230

How lovely! I love tea.  I have a complicated relationship with Person’s Day, (click for my reasons or click here for a visual representation),

but I do like tea. Hope to see you at this Osgoode Women’s Caucus event.  It was fun, and delicious, last year.

Meet and mingle with women’s caucus members, feminist and feminist-friendly faculty

October 17, 2011, 1230-230, Room 2011, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.