Tag Archives: Toronto

IFLS Community/Connections/Commitment CONVERSATIONS series

CommunityConnectionsCommitmentCONVERSATIONS series wordmarkIn the Winter term, the IFLS is starting a Community/Connections/CommitmentConversations series.  This speaker series aims to bring local lawyers and others engaged in feminist advocacy work to the law school to discuss their work and their career paths.  These more informal lunch sessions are aimed at members of the Osgoode & York community (law students and others) who are interested in finding out more about the work that is happening in this city, and the people who are doing it.  How can you get involved? How can you drive your own career in these directions? What are the pressing on the ground issues? How does research connect with activism and advocacy? How do people with formal expertise best connect and work with communities?  What are the major challenges to successful advocacy? What kind of strategies are being used, and how can we build skills in all of these areas?

Sessions will include snacks and time for questions and for the audience to informally chat with visitors and each other.  Come – build feminist community/ies.

Next semester the CommunityConnectionsCommitmentCONVERSATIONS sessions will be Tuesdays:  January 21 and Feb. 4 12:30 to 2:30. Save the date!


Details will be here or via @osgoodeIFLS on twitter or at our Facebook page.

If you have a suggestion about potential speakers, please contact Sonia Lawrence directly (email slawrence at osgoodeDotyorkuDotca)

Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is turning 25!

Championing Equality – Progress or Peril?

Celebrating 25 Years of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Date: October 15, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Donald Lamont Learning Centre) 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Reception – Convocation Hall)

Place: The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto (Enter at eastside doors facing Toronto City Hall.)

The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is turning 25! To mark this special occasion and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, MTCSALC will be hosting a conference to examine the past, present and future role of the Charter in advancing equality in Canada.


The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, former Chief Justice and Attorney General of Ontario

Susan Eng, Vice President for Advocacy, CARP

David Lepofsky, Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

Grace Edward Galabuzi, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

May Lui, Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter

Moderator: Carol Goar, Toronto Star Editorial Columnist


The conference will be followed by a reception at Convocation Hall with remarks from: The Honourable John Gerretsen, Attorney General of Ontario, Thomas G. Conway, Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Gary Yee, Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal and Ivana Petricone, Treasurer of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario.

This program is offered FREE OF CHARGE. Registration is required to attend.

Register by October 12, 2012 by sending an email to equityevents@lsuc.on.ca

Register by phone: 416-947-3413 or 1-800-668-7380, ext 3413

Members of the legal profession and the public are invited to attend and celebrate this special occasion.

PDF to print or share here.

Metric – Patriarch on a Vespa – YouTube

My musical taste doesn’t run this way so much, so I missed this.  But someone posted it on Facebook this morning and I think it’s worth a post. You know, because at the beginning of the paper you like to have those pithy epigrammatic quotes in italics.  Check out the lyrics, below.

Metric – Patriarch on a Vespa – YouTube.

Promiscuous makes an entrance
Her mouth is full of questions
Are we all brides to be
Are we all designed to be confined
Buy ourselves chastity belts and lock them
Organize our lives and lose the key
Our faces all resemble dying roses
From trying to fix it
When instead we should break it
We’ve got to break it before it breaks us

Fear of pretty houses and their porches
Fear of biological wrist watches
Fear of comparison shopping
Dogs on leashes behind fences barking
Pretty little pillows on floral couches
Until our faces all resemble dying roses
Stop trying to fix it

Patriarch on a Vespa
Runs a red and ends up
Crushed under the wheel

@Osgoode: Julia Deans, CEO Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance: Thursday October 6 1230-230

Breaking Boundaries: Building
the Toronto Region by
Crossing Divides
A talk by Julia Deans,
CEO, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance

October 6, 2011
12:30pm -2:30pm
Osgoode, Rm. 2009
A light lunch will be provided

The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance is a coalition of senior business, non-profit, government and community leaders formed to address challenges to the Toronto region’s social and economic future.
CivicAction projects have involved over 7000 people and currently include: a major regional environmental campaign, Greening Greater Toronto; DiverseCity: The Greater
Toronto Leadership Project, aimed at accelerating the racial and cultural diversity of Toronto’s leaders; and the Emerging Leaders Network, connecting and developing 300+ up and
coming city leaders.

YCPPL Policy Leaders Seminar Series


WLAO presents: You’re a Lawyer – Now What? 5th Annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law Program


My colleague Assistant Dean Ronda Bessner sent me this – thanks Ronda!

Click here to register online.

You’re a Lawyer – Now What?

5th Annual Alternative Careers for Women in Law Program

Hosted by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Law Society of Upper Canada – Donald Lamont Learning Centre

130 Queen St. West, Toronto

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(Enter through the east doors facing Toronto City Hall)

Ready for a career change or just interested in learning about the hidden opportunities in law? Join us and our panels of successful and influential lawyers who have made their mark:

The Honourable Laurel Broten – Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
Debra Campbell, Philanthropic Advisor
Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Counsel for Aon Canada
Bryna Goldberg, Retired Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Shoppers Drug Mart® and Director of Second Cup®
Maria McDonald, Bioethicist and Privacy Officer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

NEW THIS YEAR! – We are hosting a SECOND panel featuring four experts who will field your career questions:

Ritu Bhasin – Bhasin Consulting Inc.

Carrie Heller – The Heller Group

Anita Lerek – Advocate Placement Ltd.

Rebecca Toth – ZSA Legal Recruitment

Cost for Members/Students: $45.20 (includes HST)

Non-Members: $56.50 (includes HST)

Buffet dinner included

For more information and to register please call 416-410-7267 or email wlao@cogeco.ca.