The Association of Retired Faculty and Librarians of York University (ARFL) will present a public lecture by Amar Bhatia, assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, on Friday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.
“Migration in an Age of Reconciliation” will be presented as part of ARFL’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held in the Renaissance Room, 001 Vanier College.
Bhatia joined Osgoode’s full-time faculty on July 1, 2014, after serving as a Catalyst Fellow and visiting professor at Osgoode for the 2013-14 academic year. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and postcolonial literature (Queen’s, Sussex) and received an LLB from Osgoode in 2005.
He articled and worked in union-side labour and employment law in Toronto before returning to graduate school. He subsequently obtained an LLM from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received the Howland Prize for most outstanding performance in the program. He was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) CGS Doctoral Scholarship to pursue his SJD at U of T, and is currently in the final stage of his candidacy. His dissertation looks at issues of status and authority of migrant workers and Indigenous Peoples under Canadian immigration law, Aboriginal law, treaty relations and Indigenous legal traditions.
For more information on the AGM, visit the event website.