Courtroom getting makeover for human trafficking trial

The John Sopinka Courthouse has to prepare for the largest human trafficking case in Canadian history – and it’s going to cost big dollars, wrote the Hamilton Spectator Jan. 27.

“It’s millions and millions and millions of taxpayer dollars,” said James Stribopoulos, a criminal law professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. “That is the price of justice. Unfortunately, it’s not negotiable.”

But it remains to be seen whether the money will be well spent, he added. Read full story.

The Pitch: Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic
“I’ve been curating for well over 30 years and this is one of my very favourite exhibits,” says Philip Monk, director of the Art Gallery of York University, of Will Munro: History, Glamour, Magic, wrote the National Post Jan. 26. The retrospective, spanning the influential Toronto artist’s too brief 35 years, features paintings, installations and, of course, tons of underwear. Monk gives us his four best reasons to see the show. Read full story.

Jeremy Crutchley to star in Sacred Elephant
Multiple award-winning theatre artists Jeremy Crutchley and Geoffrey Hyland will collaborate on a new production, Sacred Elephant, wrote Capetown, South Africa’s The Jan. 26, in a story that mentions Hylands planned stop at York University to direct. Read full story.