Posts Tagged ‘law’

UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates

Dec. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

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UBC experts for comment on NHL lockout

Nov. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As the National Hockey League lockout enters mediation, UBC experts are available to comment on the stalemate, the economic impacts and the eventual deal.

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The Lew family & Law Dean Mary Ann Bobinski. Photo: Martin Dee

UBC Law receives $2M gift: Second largest donation to UBC Law by an individual

Sep. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

In memory of their late husband and father, Franklin Lew, Joan and Derek Lew have made a $2 million gift to the Faculty of Law at UBC.

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UBC student Josh Vander Vies (right) celebrates with teammate Marco Dispaltro. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

UBC student wins Paralympic bronze

Sep. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Josh Vander Vies, a UBC law student, has won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

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New law prof. Galit Sarfaty examines organizational barriers to human rights in the World Bank and other institutions. Martin Dee Photograph

When organizational culture hinders human rights

Aug. 23, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Prof. Galit Sarfaty studies why some organizations devoted to good causes sometimes drop the ball on human rights.

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Conference brings Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers, X-men) scholars to UBC

Jul. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

With the recent release of Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers and the upcoming Much Ado about Nothing, many entertainment industry watchers are calling this the summer of Joss Whedon – the critically acclaimed writer, director and producer best known for creating the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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UBC immigration law expert available to comment on refugee act amendments

Feb. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants seeking protection in this country. “Bill C-11 passed Parliament in 2010, but has not yet been implemented,” says UBC immigration law expert Catherine Dauvergne. “Changes [...]

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New UBC law building opens following Canada’s largest law school donor campaign

Sep. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Today, UBC opened the country’s first new purpose-built university law school building in 30 years, a $56-million facility made possible by the largest private fundraising effort for a Canadian law school building.

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TIP SHEET: Post-riot insights and reflections

Jun. 16, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has experts who are available to comment on the post-game riots in downtown Vancouver.

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Catherine Dauvergne (left) and Asha Kaushal (right) study how terrorism fears after 9/11 have impacted Canada’s refugee system. Martin Dee Photograph

Terrorism and Canada’s refugee system

Jun. 2, 2011 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Catherine Dauvergne says fears that Canada’s refugee system is a back door for terrorists are grossly exaggerated

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