The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies (CFLS) is pleased to announce that Régine Tremblay, Assistant Professor at Allard Law, has been appointed Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. Professor Tremblay will assume the role starting September 1, 2021.
Sep 1, 2021 Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
Promoting Gender Equality in Parenting Assessments: A Virtual Launch of Rise Women’s Legal Centre’s Section 211 Toolkit
On April 7, 2021, the CFLS co-hosted a launch with Rise Women's Legal Centre for the release of their Section 211 Toolkit. A link to the report and the recording of this event is available here.
Apr 7, 2021 Promoting Gender Equality in Parenting Assessments: A Virtual Launch of Rise Women’s Legal Centre’s Section 211 Toolkit
Recording: Now More than Ever: Reimagining Discrimination Law for Intersectionality – A Book Talk with Dr. Shreya Atrey on Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019)
On March 4, 2021, Dr. Shreya Atrey gave a talk on her book, Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019) as part of the Allard Law Faculty Colloquium Series.
Mar 5, 2021 Recording: Now More than Ever: Reimagining Discrimination Law for Intersectionality – A Book Talk with Dr. Shreya Atrey on Intersectional Discrimination (OUP 2019)
On this panel, scholars from a range of jurisdictions reflected on the possibilities and challenges of feminist judgment projects.
Feb 23, 2021 Recording: ‘Righting’ and Rewriting: Reflections on Feminist Judgments Projects
Recording: HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST? GENDER JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (W/ DR. VALERIE OOSTERVELD)
On November 17, 2020, Dr. Valerie Oosterveld spoke in the CFLS lecture series on an in-depth UN Women-funded study she undertook with a small team focused on the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She used the insights gained from that study to illustrate international criminal law’s progress in understanding the role of gender in international crime, as well as highlighting both familiar and unexpected obstacles to this progress. She concluded by considering the current state of gender justice within the ICC.
Nov 19, 2020 Recording: HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST? GENDER JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (W/ DR. VALERIE OOSTERVELD)
On October 30, 2020, the CFLS brought together an all-star panel of feminist scholars and lawyers to discuss the recent Supreme Court of Canada case, Fraser v Canada, and its implications on gender equality and s. 15 of the Charter. The recording of the event can be accessed in this blog post.
Nov 3, 2020 Recording: Fraser v Canada (2020 SCC): 20/20 Vision on Equality?
In this timely and unique book, Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah trace forty years of anti-racist feminist thought by interviewing key revolutionary thinkers. Collectively, these interviews with leading scholars trace the ways in which Black, Indigenous, post-colonial and Marxian feminisms have created new ways of seeing, new theoretical frameworks for analysing political problems, and new ways of relating to one another. At this online event on October 14, 2020, we heard from the book’s authors and three of the interviewees: Avtar Brah, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and Avery Gordon.
Oct 14, 2020 Revolutionary Feminisms Book Launch - Recording
On October 1, 2020, the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies hosted Feminisms & Law 101, which was an opportunity to hear from a number of Allard Law professors about how they bring diverse feminist lenses to their research across a range of subject areas – from the law of cities to corporate and commercial, criminal, employment, and Indigenous law and more!
Oct 1, 2020 Feminisms & Law 101 - Recording
Carol Liao delivered the final keynote speech at the 43rd Annual Women in Law Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, one week before the city went into COVID-19 lockdown. She spoke on power, gender, and race in the legal profession, and received a standing ovation following her speech.
Jun 19, 2020 Power, Gender, and Race in the Legal Profession
Moira Aikenhead is a PhD Candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, where she also completed her LLM. Her research is centred on the intersection of digital technologies and gender violence in Canadian criminal law. She has published on topics including the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, voyeurism, and privacy expectations in relation to sexual violence.
Jun 9, 2020 Graduate Student Profile: Moira Aikenhead
Jun 9, 2020 Graduate Student Profile: Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick
In the spring of 2019, Professor Jocelyn Stacey gave her keynote address at the annual Women in Law event. The address queried what it means to do environmental law well in the age of climate disruption. It emphasized the relevance of environmental law to women in law – both women lawyers and community leaders. This blog post is a modified version of the keynote address.
Sep 22, 2019 Jocelyn Stacey