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  • Vancouver
    Aug 19, 2020

    Assessing Vancouver as an Innovation Hub

    “Law and the Development of Entrepreneurial Regions,” the latest research project by Assistant Professors Camden Hutchison and Li-Wen Lin, which recently won SSHRC Insight Development Grant funding, examines the economic and legal environment for startup companies in Vancouver.

  • CCLI Logo
    Aug 7, 2020

    Advancing Climate Governance

    A new research hub of the Canada Climate Law Initiative will provide guidance to corporate and pension boards on effective climate governance.

  • Global Migration
    Jul 30, 2020

    COVID-19 and its Impact on Global Migration

    COVID-19 has had a profound impact on society in a myriad of ways. One such way, is in terms of migration. This is the focus of a UBC podcast, which brings together researchers and experts from different disciplines within and beyond the UBC community, to discuss how the pandemic is changing global migration.

  • Refugee Camp
    Jul 23, 2020

    Graduate Student Profile: Siobhan Yorgun

    A PhD candidate at Allard Law, Siobhan Yorgun is looking to unmask a bias in the way refugee law is studied. In her doctoral dissertation, she illustrates the impact of this bias in creating a distorted knowledge of refugee law.

  • Indonesia Mine
    Jun 23, 2020

    Research Profile: Sara Ghebremusse

    Professor Sara Ghebremusse frequently conducts research at the intersection of transnational law and mining governance, particularly within Africa.

  • Wind Turbine
    Jun 22, 2020

    Research Profile: Gideon Odionu

    Gideon Odionu is a PhD student at Allard Law. He is both a 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholar and a UBC Sustainability Ambassador. Through the UBC Sustainability Initiative, he is currently working on a funded internship project at the BC Housing Research Center.

  • A flooded city
    May 18, 2020

    The Law of Disaster Exceptionalism

    Professor Jocelyn Stacey’s research investigates how Canadian law perpetuates disaster exceptionalism, a dangerous idea that disasters are temporary, exceptional and disconnected events.

  • An aerial view of the Supreme Court of Canada
    May 8, 2020

    There’s a New Boss in Town: Vavilov and Municipalities

    In the curious time of COVID-19, Canadian municipalities have leveled the virus’ spread by enforcing distancing rules, fining non-compliant businesses, and maintaining garbage collection, among other mundane tasks.

  • A view of Parliament from the Supreme Court steps
    May 8, 2020

    Bell Is the Tell I’m Thinking Of

    Without a doubt, Vavilov is the ‘sexier’ case in the recent Supreme Court administrative law trilogy. It has everything that Canadian readers of law could hope for: espionage, intrigue, injustice, and a feisty disagreement about the standard of review.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada at sunset
    May 8, 2020

    Vavilov, Rule of Law Pluralism, and What Really Matters

    Vavilov is an important decision, and one that we can be optimistic about. The discussion around it has also been a glorious coming-together of administrative law nerddom in Canada. But let us remember: Administrative Law belongs to the people.

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