The Idle No More movement has been successful in raising public awareness about issues facing First Nations people, York Professor Rachel Gorman said in the Waterloo Region Record.
The government allows for a maximum $20,000 withdrawal for education at an accredited college or university under its Lifelong Learning Plan. “It’s really good for people who want to go back to school to withdraw, [people who are] maybe between jobs – transitioning – and want to go on to an advanced degree,” said Schulich instructor Jamie Golombek in CBC News.
“Cutting aboriginal people out of the decision-making process around land use is an unacceptable change to the already strained alliance that this country was built on,” wrote York geography Professor Bruce Erickson in the Toronto Star.
A Canadian law firm donated $150,000 to help create a new hands-on business law internship program for Osgoode Hall Law School students, reported the York Guardian.
Ashni Raythatha was facing endless possibilities for her career when she spotted Procter & Gamble’s Sales/Customer Business Development Summer Internship listing, which described a different kind of role than the sales job stereotype she had come to expect, reported TalentEgg.
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday hears a case that will likely clarify when lawyers can act against former clients in unrelated matters, but Alan Hutchinson, Distinguished Research Professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, believes the choices may not be as clear cut as some might think.
“In speaking out about prorogation, the lieutenant-governor knew that he was breaking with recent tradition,” co-wrote Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin in the Ottawa Citizen. “We commend him for doing so.”
“When you ask questions like, ‘Why do you do this?’ They say, ‘Well, all my friends are doing it.’ But the problem is so much larger than that,” says York Professor Jennifer Jenson in the Toronto Star.
Environmental studies Professor Ilan Kapoor argues that humanitarian gestures by celebrities do more harm than good, and promote the very inequality they aim to relieve, reported the National Post.
David McNally, a political science professor at York University, has written an excellent book that approaches the social phenomena of monsters from a more comprehensive framework than most academic research on the topic, reported Rabble.ca.