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edited by Professor Hall and Mr. Caunt. Professor Chris Hunt of TRU Law
presented his paper titled “Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth
Perspective” at the conference. Professor Hall, together with Aliya
Chouinard (who received her J.D. from TRU in June 2017), presented their
paper titled “Systemic Wrongdoing and the Liability of Public Authorities in
Tort Law: Two Case Studies”. Both papers will be included in the forthcoming
Supreme Court Law Review volume. The convenors would also like to
thank TRU law students and conference volunteers Prince Arora, Laurel
Sleigh, Jeff Maxwell and Alicia Catalano for their invaluable assistance. We
are very pleased to announce that the second Canadian Law of Obligations
Conference will be held at the University of New Brunswick in 2019.
Professor Hunt, in addition to the conference paper mentioned above,
also published “Halley v. McCann: Reflections on the Development of
Ontario’s Tort for the Wrongful Disclosure of Private Information” (2017) 14
Canadian Privacy Law Review 148.
Professor Richard Frimpong Oppong and Ms. Angela M. Barreto of the
class of 2016 co-authored the chapter on “Enforcement” in William A. Schabas
and Shannonbrooke Murphy, eds., Research Handbook on International
Courts and Tribunals (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017) at 273–298.
Heather Wisla—our international, graduate and disability student support
coordinator—published a co-authored article with Wendy Krauza and
Jim Hu entitled “Service-Learning: Boldly Going Where EAL Students Have
Not Gone Before” (2017) 2:1 BC TEAL Journal 1–13.
Professor Craig Jones delivered the keynote address at the Stewart McKelvey
Insurance Conference on May 15 in Halifax. His presentation was
entitled “Leaps of Faith and the Bounds of Logic: Psychology and Neuroscience
as (Partial) Explanations for Judicial Decisions”. He discussed
emerging research on the way in which subconscious processes affect judicial
decision making, and how lawyers can more accurately predict and
influence the outcome of cases.
Second-year student Domenic Cundari has won the 2017 CBA Real
Property Essay Competition for his research paper entitled “The Conflict
between Aboriginal Title and Private Property in the Secwepemc Territory”,
which he wrote while completing the Indigenous Peoples and Canadian
Law course taught by Professor Janna Promislow. In addition to the
national recognition received, Nick has also received a $500 prize. His paper
is published on the CBA website online at: <www.cba.org/Sections/
Essay-C>. Although he never planned to pursue a career in law until our
faculty of law was established in his hometown of Kamloops, perhaps it was