décembre 2010

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A call for dialogue: Race, representation and media

Patrick Case, Director, Human Rights and Equity Office, University of Guelph
Guest Contributor

A recent magazine article on Asian students has stirred a heated debate about balancing freedom of expression with protecting Canadians from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin. The article sparked a debate about possible limits to speech in a country which prides itself on its ability to integrate peoples and beliefs from every corner of the world. That this debate is taking place should be no surprise; balancing freedom of expression with media representations of race,...

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Teaching Equity Matters – Race, space and the law, Part II

Angela P. Harris, Berkeley Law School
Guest Contributor

In Part I of this reflection on teaching race matters I examined a successful story of co-teaching race and the law in Brazil with Denise da Silva. In Part II I draw on an unsuccessful story teaching race and the law in order to think through how we talk about teaching about race. I discuss three types of issues that tend to emerge – intellectual, interpersonal, and...

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Entre militarisation et judiciarisation des politiques publiques canadiennes: Quelle voie choisir dans la lutte à la cybercriminalité?

Selon un sondage réalisé en février 2010 pour le compte du fournisseur de logiciels antivirus Symantec, 79% des répondants dans 14 pays croient que les auteurs de crimes sur internet ne seront jamais traduits en justice.

Si les risques criminels liés à l’internet et à son omniprésence dans notre vie quotidienne sont de mieux en mieux documentés, la politique du Canada en matière de cybersécurité demeure relativement peu définie. Certains pays, comme les États-Unis, ont choisi de militariser leur réponse à ces menaces.  D’autres nations, comme la France, s’appuient plutôt sur une démarche de judiciarisation à outrance.

Quels choix s’offrent aux décideurs canadiens? Est-il possible d’envisager une approche alternative intégrant les propriétés d’internet pour développer un cadre législatif plus souple mais qui permet de...

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Teaching Equity Matters – Race, space and the law, Part I

Angela P. Harris, Berkeley Law School
Guest Contributor

These reflections are based on a workshop I conducted on “teaching race and the law” at the University of Alberta this past October.  I hope these reflections will be useful to those teachers who are thinking through course goals, learning objectives, and expectations in different geographical and cultural spaces. Teaching happens in a lot of places and a...

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Multiculturalism, Multicultiphobia and Pluralism

Phil Ryan, Carleton University
Guest Contributor

Politics is in part a battle over the meaning of words. Imagine, for example, a parallel universe where United States fundamentalist Pat Robertson’s definition of feminism had become dominant: “Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” If you don’t remember that vivid definition, it’s because feminists have at least been successful enough to prevent the most outrageous characterizations of their dreams from...

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Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture

Malinda S. Smith, Vice President, Equity

Patricia Monture

Her Mohawk name was ‘Aywahande,’ or “the one who speaks first or gets things going with words.”

Professor Patricia (‘Trish’) Monture, the brilliant and accomplished Haudenosaunee lawyer, educator, writer and scholar, died on the 17th of November in Saskatoon. A citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory, she was a full Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology Program in the Department of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Known for her great intellect, determined activism and wonderful sense of humour, Professor Monture was a respected teacher and colleague, inspired mentor and beloved friend to many within and outside the academy. A passionate...

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