Public Terrorism

Reporting Terror in the Social Media Age   The international community experienced a series of tragic attacks over the holiday break, striking fear and paranoia during a time of celebration. On December 19, Anis Amri crashed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing twelve and injuring fifty-six people. Also on December 19, Mevlut Mert …

Law & Innovation

The past few years have shown exponential growth in the influence of technology. Netflix disrupted the DVD market, Uber damaged the taxi industry, alternate finance gave goose-bumps to the Venture-Capitalists and Airbnb left its mark on the hospitality industry. Interesting developments also lie ahead of us: 3D printing is on the horizon to potentially disrupt …

The Torturous Conditions in Canadian Prisons

The Overuse of Segregation and the Interplay Between Mental Health and Segregation   1,560. That is how many days 23-year-old Ontario inmate, Adam Capay, spent in continuous segregation, without trial, in a small, Plexiglas-lined cell.[i] The UN Commission on Human Rights defines prolonged segregation as anything greater than fifteen days. If the segregation exceeds fifteen …

New Selection Process; New SCC Appointee

Osgoode Students Witness Historic Q&A   In August of 2016, the Trudeau Government announced a new process for appointing Justices to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in expectation of Justice Thomas Cromwell’s retirement from the bench this past September.   Aimed at promoting transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability to all Canadians, the new selection process …

New Selection Process; New SCC Appointee

Reflections on a ‘Supreme’ Question & Answer Sabrina Molinari and I were proud to represent Osgoode Hall Law School at the Question & Answer session of Justice Malcolm Rowe. The first article of this series described the newly modified Supreme Court nomination process and some reflections on the Justice Rowe’s responses to questions. In this …

Another Giant Leap for Mankind?

President Obama Calls for a Mission to Mars by the 2030s In a recent op-ed for CNN, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed a keen interest in sending humans to Mars by the 2030s. The President outlined his plan to deliver American astronauts to the red planet by promoting greater cooperation between government agencies and private companies – a partnership that will not only allow humans to reach Mars in the near future, but remain …

EVENT: Canadian Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Reflecting on the 1st Year

Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights/OBA Foundation   DATE:  Thursday, 24 November 2016 TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: Ontario Bar Association 20 Toronto Street #300 Toronto, ON M5C 2B8   Register for FREE at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-responses-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-reflecting-on-the-1st-year-tickets-28748709163https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-responses-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-reflecting-on-the-1st-year-tickets-28748709163 About the Conference: Join Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights and the OBA Foundation for Canadian Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Reflections on …

Perspectives in Health – Big Pharma’s unbranded campaigns

Do we always know when we’re being marketed to? Every day on our way to school, work, or home, when we are watching TV, listening to the radio, or are surfing social media, we may be exposed to pharmaceutical industry marketing campaigns, whether we know it or not. Is there anything wrong with being exposed to industry marketing? Well, it …

Charity in Times of Crisis

Helping Haiti After Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category five Atlantic hurricane, devastated Central America and the southern United States between 28 September and 10 October, directly killing at least a thousand people and doing over five billion dollars’ worth of damage. One of the worst-hit countries was Haiti, an island nation in the …