First-year law student Phil Duguay will speak about his experiences working for Mines Action Canada on the landmine situation in Ethiopia. The presentation will feature photos and video from the region, a discussion on Canada's role in the implementation of the Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Convention), and internship opportunities for young people. A Human Rights Working Group presentation for Canadian Landmine Awareness Week.
Emile Bienvenu, currently in residence at the Faculty of Law, is a pharmacist with a master's degree from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and a lecturer at the National University of Rwanda. His research focuses on rational use of medicines for key diseases and on good pharmacy practice. His current research interest seeks to optimize pharmacotherapy in HIV/TB/malaria co-infected patients. A co-presentation of the CIPP with the HRWG on HIV/AIDS and Public Health.
Panel discussion with profs Wendy Adams, Margaret Somerville and Nicholas Kasirer, and Lesli Bisgould (a full-time animal lawyer). A reception at Thomson House will follow. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about animal law and chat with a practitioner.
Back to basics: Incomplete acquisition of differential object marking in Spanish heritage speakers
Career week hosted by SLUM
Hosted by SLUM
First, second and third year students are invited to try out for a spot on one of McGill's moot court teams. Visit the SAO website link below for more information and to download all the documents needed. Schedule: 9h00–12h30 and 14h30–17h15.
Opening the doors to rights for live-in caregivers: A critical discussion of Canada's live-in caregiver program
Panel discussion: Abigail Bakan (Professor of Political Studies and Women's Studies, Queen's University); Cecilia Diocson (Executive Director, National Alliance of Philippine Women in Canada); Delia de Veyra (Vice Chairperson, PINAY, former live-in caregiver program participant); and Walter Chi-Yan Tom (lawyer practicing immigration law in Montreal). Moderator: Jill Hanley (Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, McGill, co-founder of the Immigrant Workers' Centre). The Live-In Caregiver program brings thousands of domestic workers to Canada on temporary work visas each year to fill a labour market gap to provide care for children and elderly persons. Mostly women from developing countries, these caregivers are required to live in the homes of their employers, and their immigration status remains precariously tied to their jobs. The temporary status of live-in caregivers in Canada creates a context that leaves caregivers vulnerable to abuse and to denial of workers' rights. Is the live-in caregiver progr
Maria Natasha Rajah, PhD, assistant professor, Dept of Psychiatry
John Yates, professor of chemical physiology, Scripps Research Institute