The Faculty is proud to announce the publication of Desmond Manderson's latest book from McGill-Queen's Press, "Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law." Linking the controversial ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and the common law legal tradition that has recently invigorated the idea of "the duty of care," Desmond Manderson argues that ethicists and lawyers struggle with the same basic questions of why we should care for others and what responsibility really demands of us, using the same language of care, neighbourhood and proximity.
The Faculty travelled to Toronto in mid-May to visit with alumni.
Seventeen people received honorary McGill University degrees during the spring 2006 convocation ceremonies. Among them were Louise Fréchette and Donovan Waters, who received Doctor of Law degrees for their lifetime contributions to law.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission unveiled a plaque in honour of native son John Peters Humphrey during its 2006 Human Rights Award ceremony, held on June 16 at the New Brunswick legislative assembly in Fredericton.
There will be a 60-minute period of scheduled downtime for the Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life databases on Thursday, August 17, from 3:30 AM to 4:30 AM Eastern time. During this period, the database servers will be moved to a new location within the data centre.
The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to this year's gold medalists and fellowship winners: Aseet Dalvi (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal); Peter Repetto (Aimé Geoffrion Gold Medal); Christine Mainville (David L. Johnston Gold Medal); and Julia Carbone (Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship).
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nandini Ramanujam has been appointed as executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Pierre-Olivier Savoie has won the pan-Canadian Dispute Resolution Award in Law Studies, sponsored by the Department of Justice of Canada.
The Faculty is delighted to extend a warm, summertime welcome to the four new colleagues who have joined us.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and Dean Nicholas Kasirer hosted a send-off celebration for Professor Stephen Toope, who took up duties as President of the University of British Columbia this summer.