Chancellor and profs discuss social justice and human rights

Chancellor Roy McMurtry and three York professors will discuss social justice and human rights on a panel next Wednesday as part of the Research Matters Speakers Series.

McMurtry, former attorney general of Ontario, will open with remarks on social justice in Canada. Each panellist will speak about a different aspect of the theme, followed by a question and answer period. Robert Latham, director of York’s Centre for International & Security Studies, will talk about rights to mobility and citizenship; sociologist Lesley Wood, about social movement, globalization and policing; and Sara Horowitz, director of York’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, about gender, genocide and Jewish memory.

The two-hour event starts at 1pm in 280N York Lanes.

Research Matters is an annual lecture series showcasing York research and sponsored by the associate dean of research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). Dean Martin Singer and Barbara Crow, associate dean of research, will introduce the Jan. 12 panel discussion.

Previous panels have discussed issues such as scholarship and policy development, internationalization and global health, the north, China, knowledge mobilization, pandemic planning and interdisciplinary research. To view videos of the panel discussions, visit the LA&PS website.