News & Announcements
Meet Wesbrook Scholar Austen Erhardt
This spring, Austen was named a Wesbrook Scholar – UBC's most prestigious designation given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership and involvement in student and community activities.
Wesbrook scholar Yanni Nicolidakis-Mustafa on finding a path that can ‘change the course of people’s lives’
“I came to law school to be the change I wanted to see in the world,” says Yanni Nicolidakis-Mustafa, third-year JD student and newly named Wesbrook Scholar.
A new beginning for Afghan judges forced to flee the Taliban
After evacuating Afghanistan following the Taliban’s return to power, Judges Wahida Rahimi, Freshta Masomi and Zamila Sangar have joined Allard Law through the law school’s new Afghan Women Judges Program.
Dec 29, 2021
Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, receives Order of Canada
Allard Law Professor and Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Academic Director Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, has been appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian awards.
Dec 21, 2021
New $1.8M federal grant supports data-driven approach to solving Canada’s housing crisis
A new grant from the federal government will support a cross-Canada team in creating easy-to-use, equity-focused tools for diagnosing Canada’s housing needs and identifying the best land for affordable housing. We spoke with Allard Law professor Alexandra Flynn about the project.
Dec 13, 2021
The year the climate emergency came to British Columbia
This past year saw the end of the longest provincial state of emergency in the province’s history. If 2021 has been the year the climate emergency arrived in British Columbia, then 2022 must be the year in which British Columbia picks up the tools best suited to the task of responding, writes Allard Law professor Jocelyn Stacey.
Dec 10, 2021
Professor Debra Parkes named Jim Taylor, QC Faculty Scholar
The Allard School of Law is pleased to congratulate Professor Debra Parkes on being awarded the 2021-2022 Jim Taylor, QC Faculty Scholar Award. The award honours highly dedicated faculty members who have consistently gone above and beyond to give more than their fair share to the law school.
Dec 7, 2021
‘Inclusion should trump exclusion,’ new book reminds 2SLGBTQ+ students the law is on their side
Professor Bruce MacDougall's new book, Making the Case: 2SLGBTQ+ Rights and Religion in Schools, examines where the Canadian courts stand when it comes to rights of identity versus religion and culture in schools.
Dec 3, 2021
ILS Summer Intensive in Tort Law builds community, provides skill development and Indigenous legal perspectives
This past summer, Indigenous Legal Studies brought together faculty, Indigenous alumni and other members of the legal community to offer the Indigenous Legal Studies Summer Intensive in Tort Law to incoming Indigenous first-year students.