2012 Archive

Detained in China: How a business dispute left one Canadian stranded
Andy Hoffman. Asia-Pacific Reporter.
December 19, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Pitman Potter.
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Northern Gateway hearings turning into showdown over First Nations rights
Author: Dene Moore. The Canadian Press.
December 14, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Gordon Christie
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Chiefs declare ban on pipelines, tankers
Author: Zoe McKnight. The Vancouver Sun.
December 14, 2012. 
Mentioned: Professor Elizabeth Edinger.
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Ontario court reinforces laws to protect women from harassment
Author: Adrian Morrow. The Globe and Mail. 
December 5, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant
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Mandatory detention for refugee claimants has already proved to be a failure, critics say: Canada has adopted a system that proved costly in Australia and didn't act as a deterrent
Author: Katie Derosa. The Vancouver Sun.
November 17, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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Special Series: Three years after Tamil asylum seekers land on our shores, Times Colonist investigates Canada's refugee policy move to the right
Author: Katie Derosa. The Vancouver Sun.
November 17, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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A sea of troubles: Canada’s plan to confront human-smuggling by following Australia's lead worries refugee advocates
Author: Katie Derosa. Canada.com.
November 17, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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Parents win fight for learning-disabled son: Top court rules special education for North Vancouver student is not 'dispensable luxury'
Author: Janet Steffenhagen. The Vancouver Sun. 
November 10, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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B.C. school district discriminated against dyslexic boy: Supreme Court
Author: Tamsyn Burgmann. The Canadian Press.
November 9, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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North Van father wins landmark education rights case
Author: Jane Seyd. North Shore News.
November 9, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Canada's lack of national housing strategy targeted by Ontario court case
Author: Ira Lamcja. The Vancouver Observer. November 7, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Margot Young
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Canada's new investment deal with China triggers public concern: Law professor argues treaty could cost Canada billions if B.C. blocks Northern Gateway project
Author: Peter O' Neil. Montreal Gazette. October 25, 2012. 
Mentioned: Professor Pitman Potter
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Rules for HIV prosecutions unclear despite SCC decision
Author: Shannon Kari. Law Times. October 15, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant.
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Where the Supreme Court went wrong on HIV Disclosure
Author: Kirk Makin. The Globe and Mail. October 12, 2012. 
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant
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Change to HIV disclosure rules raise alarm: People who use a condom while having a low viral load don't have to reveal status to partner
Author: Jordan Press. The Vancouver Sun. October 6, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Isabel Grant
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African students have no legal right to sanctuary
Author: Emma Graney. The StarPhoenix. September 14, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Catherine Dauvergne
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Anti-abortion and pro-choice groups square off
Author: Aleksandra Sagan. The Globe and Mail. September 4, 2012.
Mentioned: Janine Benedet. 
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Institutions discuss how to integrate First Nations' values, culture
Author: Shawn Conner. The Vancouver Sun. August 28, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Gordon Christie
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Leo Singer. Crime and Punishment: Prisoners' rights advocates fought a long, hard battle to modernize correctional law. Is the pendulum swinging back from rehabilitation to punishment? 
Leo Singer. National. July/August 2012. 
Featured: Prof. Michael Jackson
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UBC prof emeritus John Livesley and Dutch expert quit DSM-V committee defining personality disorders Charlie Smith. The Georgia Straight. July 23, 2012.
Mentioned: Prof. Joel Bakan
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Elections Canada already has power to clean up election system, it has an enforcement problem, say experts. 
Author: Jessica Bruno. The Hill Times. Monday, July 20, 2012.
Mentioned: Mary Liston
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Buffy 101: Academics have gathered in Vancouver to debate Joss Whedon's contributions to the Western pop-culture canon
Glen Schaefer. The Province. July 15, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Sharon Sutherland, UBC Law
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Academics explore 'slayage'
The Province Blog. The Province. July 12, 2012
Mentioned: Professor Sharon Sutherland
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Profs go to Buffy summer school at Slayage Conference
The Province Blog. The Province. July 12, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Sharon Sutherland
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Whedon fans to descend upon city
Author: Tara Carman. The Vancouver Sun. July 7, 2012
Mentioned: UBC LAW
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Slayage Conference brings Joss Whedon academics to Vancouver
Jennie Ramstad. The Georgia Straight. July 4, 2012.
Mentioned: Professor Sharon Sutherland
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Reasonable Doubt: The Innocence Project highlights causes of wrongly convictions
Laurel Dietz. The Georgia Straight. June 22, 2012.
Mentioned: The Innocence Project, UBC Faculty of Law
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Supreme Court hears appeal in case of abused woman who hired hitman
Author: Jennifer Pagliaro. The Star. June 14, 2012 
Mentioned: Christine Boyle
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U.S. Health Care Reform: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law
Author: CTV News Videos. CTV News. 
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Jim Yong Kim will face the World Bank’s culture of economists. Let’s hope it won’t be pretty.
Author: Galit A. Sarfaty. The Washington Post. June 29, 2012.
Mentioned: Galit A. Sarfaty
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Teens charged with pimping likely victims themselves: prof 
Author: Sarah Boesveld. The National Post. June 13, 2012. 
Mentioned: Janine Benedet 
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Who's Shrinking the Kids? 
Author: Marilyn Wedge. The Huffington Post: The Blog. June 13, 2012. 
Mentioned: Joel Bakan 
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15-year-old girl formally charged on 18 counts in alleged Ottawa prostitution ring 
Author: The Canadian Press with Sarah Boesveld. The National Post. June 13, 2012. 
Mentioned: Janine Benedet 
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Feds to create anti-human trafficking squad after coaxing from U.S. 
Author: Mike Blanchfield & Jim Bronskill. The Globe and Mail. June 6, 2012. 
Mentioned: Benjamin Perrin 
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Sperm donation laws on trial as man wants deal with lesbian couple voided 
Author: Tom Blackwell. The National Post. June 5, 2012. 
Mentioned: Fiona Kelly 
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Child-sex tourist Donald Bakker released from jail, moving to Vancouver 
Author: Elaine O'Connor. The Province. June 1, 2012. 
Mentioned: Benjamin Perrin 
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Stakes have been raised for arms suppliers
Author: Anna Mehler Paperny. The Globe and Mail. May 30, 2012.
Mentioned: James Stewart
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Is the 'living wage' enough?
Author: Katie Hyslop. The Tyee. May 14, 2012.
Mentioned: Margot Young
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B.C. fishermen cry foul on budget bill provision 
Author: Peter O'Neil. The Vancouver Sun. May 5, 2012. 
Mentioned: Ian Townsend-Gault 
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Canada's pipeline battles may get heated 
Author: United Press International. May 2, 2012. 
Mentioned: Elizabeth Edinger 
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Bo Xilai crisis embodies China's weaknesses 
Author: Pitman Potter. The Toronto Star. May 2, 2012. 
Mentioned: Pitman Potter (author) 
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Feds likely could push pipelines through B.C. after long legal struggle 
Author: Doug Ward. Postmedia News. May 1, 2012. 
Mentioned: Elizabeth Edinger 
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B.C. ministry merger assailed 
Author: Jeremy Hainsworth. The Lawyers Weekly. April 27, 2012. 
Mentioned: Robin Elliot 
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Reflecting on China 
Author: Pitman Potter. The Ottawa Citizen. April 25, 2012. 
Mentioned: Pitman Potter (author) 
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Murder charges raised to first degree 
Author: Gordon Hoekstra. The Vancouver Sun. April 20, 2012. 
Mentioned: Isabel Grant 
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Critics question Tax Freedom Day concept 
Author: Mark Gollom. CBC News. April 20, 2012. 
Mentioned: David Duff 
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Westbank First Nation Plans State-of-the-Art Private Hospital on Reserve Land 
Author: ICTMN Staff. Indian Country Today Media Network. April 19, 2012. 
Mentioned: Gordon Christie 
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Expert: WFN could be set for legal showdown with Ottawa 
Author: James Moore. AM 1150. April 17, 2012. 
Mentioned: Gordon Christie 
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On the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (2:02:02) 
Author: Rick Cluff (host). CBC: The Early Edition. April 17, 2012. 
Mentioned: Margot Young 
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Westbank First Nation hospital likely unconstitutional, says expert 
Author: CBC News. April 16, 2012. 
Mentioned: Gordon Christie 
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UBC law professor Janis Sarra says financial advisers should be required to act in clients' interest 
Author: Charlie Smith. The Georgia Straight. April 12, 2012. 
Mentioned: Janis Sarra 
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High-stakes brinkmanship on South China Sea 
Author: Andy Hoffman. The Globe and Mail. April 11, 2012. 
Mentioned: Ian Townsend-Gault 
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On Prostitution, Can Canada Learn from the Nordic Model? 
Author: Meghan Murphy. The Tyee. April 11, 2012. 
Mentioned: Janine Benedet 
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Fertility dispute triggers ripples of concern across Canada after sperm donor wins paternity ruling 
Author: Tom Blackwell. The National Post. April 10, 2012. 
Mentioned: Fiona Kelly 
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Wife of disgraced Chinese leader arrested in businessman's slaying 
Author: Andy Hoffman. The Globe and Mail. April 10, 2012. 
Mentioned: Pitman Potter 
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Pickton Inquiry executive director placed on paid leave after sexism allegations 
Author: Brian Hutchinson. The National Post. April 5, 2012. 
Mentioned: Emma Cunliffe 
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Missing Women Commission official told to 'help' on arm's length report
Author: Brian Hutchinson. The National Post. April 4, 2012.
Mentioned: Emma Cunliffe
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Don't touch that dial 
Author: Donalee Moulton. The Lawyers Weekly. March 30, 2012. 
Mentioned: Sharon Sutherland 
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Human-rights enforcement deeply troubling: Critics; Loopholes leave tribunals open to abuse, groups say 
Author: Lena Sin. The Province. March 27, 2012. 
Mentioned: Bill Black 
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RCMP, border agents question yacht survivors 
Author: April Cunningham. Postmedia News. March 28, 2012. 
Mentioned: Catherine Dauvergne 
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Increasing number of Canadians arrested for sex tourism 
Author: Daphne Bramham. The Vancouver Sun. March 23, 2012. 
Mentioned: Benjamin Perrin 
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Light sentence not out of norm: legal experts 
Author: Sarah Boesveld. The National Post. March 21, 2012. 
Mentioned: Janine Benedet 
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Politicians can criticize judiciary, but shouldn't interfere: B.C.'s top judge 
Author: James Keller. The Canadian Press. March 16, 2012. 
Mentioned: Robin Elliot 
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Short selling and fraud: The case of Silvercorp Metals 
Author: Michael McCullough. Canadian Business. March 13, 2012. 
Mentioned: Cristie Ford 
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Library Design Showcase 2012: Service Flexibility 
Author: Greg Landgraf. American Libraries. February 28, 2012. 
Mentioned: Law Library at Allard Hall 
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"We've only just begun," says BCTF prez Susan Lambert 
Author: Janet SteffenhagenThe Vancouver Sun. March 6, 2012. 
Mentioned: Joel Bakan 
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Teachers bring rally to Vancouver Art Gallery 
Author: Katie HyslopThe Tyee. March 7, 2012. 
Mentioned: Joel Bakan 
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Lawyer: Frustration is evident in B.C. justice system 
Author: The Canadian Press. March 6, 2012. 
Mentioned: Robin Elliot 
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Constitutional and international law at risk under Bill 22 
Author: Joel Bakan. The Vancouver Sun. March 6, 2012. 
Mentioned: Joel Bakan (author) 
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UBC take the Gale Cup 
Author: Jon Laxer. Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Legal Feeds. March 1, 2012. 
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Paper: Norway Sovereign Fund Offers Best Insights to Investors on SRI 
Author: Paula Vasan. aiCIO. February 28, 2012. 
Mentioned: Benjamin Richardson 
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European refugees squeezed by new laws 
Author: Catherine Dauvergne. Edmonton Journal. February 29, 2012. 
Mentioned: Catherine Dauvergne (author) 
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It's wrong to shut the door on European refugees 
Author: Catherine Dauvergne. The Vancouver Sun. February 28, 2012. 
Mentioned: Catherine Dauvergne (author) 
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Don't adopt U.S.-style drug laws, groups warn Conservative government 
Author: Tonda MacCharles. The Toronto Star. February 22, 2012. 
Mentioned: Michael Jackson 
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The time traveller's lawyer
Author: I.M. GreNada. The Province. February 19, 2012.
Mentioned: Michael Jackson
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Critics decry detention, fingerprinting in refugee bill
Author: Renee Bernard. News1130. February 16, 2012.
Mentioned: Catherine Dauvergne
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Refugee law changes strip rights from vulnerable people, critics charge
Author: Tara Carman. The Vancouver Sun. February 16, 2012.
Mentioned: Catherine Dauvergne
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Hidden sex ads still on Craigslist
Author: Stephanie Ip. 24 Hours Vancouver. February 15, 2012.
Mentioned: Benjamin Perrin
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Media lawyer for Don Staniford calls for changes in the way corporations can sue for loss of reputation
Author: Charlie Smith. The Georgia Straight. February 13, 2012.
Mentioned: Joel Bakan
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Questions on expert testimony
Author: Jeremy Hainsworth. The Lawyers Weekly. February 10, 2012.
Mentioned: Emma Cunliffe
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The integrated approach to engaging Beijing
Author: Pitman Potter. The Globe and Mail. February 6, 2012.
Mentioned: Pitman Potter (author)
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee, School land swap, food swap, smart lock, Go Public, Harper in China, Political panel, honour violence, Maple Ridge crash, Fred Lee
Author: Rick Cluff (host). CBC: The Early Edition. February 6, 2012.
Mentioned: Pitman Potter
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Amnesty says China's energy needs give Harper leverage on human rights issues
Author: Mike Blanchfield. The Canadian Press. February 2, 2012.
Mentioned: Pitman Potter
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Natives have rights, but not veto: experts
Author: Peter O'Neil. The Vancouver Sun. January 28, 2012.
Mentioned: Gordon Christie
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Analysis: Nortel case delay highlights Canada crime approach
Author: Cameron French and Allison Martell. Reuters. January 17, 2012.
Mentioned: Cristie Ford
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Waffling on legality of foreign same-sex marriages in Canada 'problematic' politically
Author: Elaine O'Connor. The Province. January 13, 2012.
Mentioned: Prof. Susan Boyd
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Nicholson looking to clarify law on same-sex marriages
Author: Thandi Fletcher. Postmedia News. January 12, 2012.
Mentioned: Prof. Susan Boyd
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News at Six: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Author: CTV BC News. January 12, 2012.
Mentioned: Prof. Susan Boyd discusses the issue surrounding the marital status of foreign same-sex couples married in Canada
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The Simi Sara Show: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Author: Simi Sara (host). CKNW AM 980. January 10, 2012.
Mentioned: Prof. Gordon Christie
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