Next Scholars’ Hub looks at intimate partner violence and access to justice

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For the Nov. 24 edition of the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series, Janet Mosher, an associate professor in York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, will host a discussion about intimate partner violence and access to justice.

Janet Mosher
Janet Mosher

Many survivors of intimate partner violence, especially when they leave or attempt to leave an abusive relationship, must navigate two or more legal domains – among them family, criminal, child welfare and immigration law. While there is a sizable body of Canadian research on access to justice challenges in each of these areas of law, this talk will highlight the unique and complex challenges that arise for survivors when two or more of these legal domains are engaged and the reality that this engagement is often triggered by abusive partners as a means to coerce, control and harm their (former) intimate partners.

Brought to you by York University’s Office of Alumni Engagement, the Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best and brightest minds. Students, alumni and all members of the community are invited to attend. All sessions take place at noon via Zoom.

Events are held in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library and Aurora Public Library.

To register for the event, visit