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Another particularly noteworthy event was the visit by Madam Justice
Daphne Smith of the B.C. Court of Appeal, Madam Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick
of the B.C. Supreme Court and Brenda Belak, legal counsel for the
B.C. Supreme Court, to discuss the many attractions of clerking with the
B.C. superior courts.
On November 2 and 3, 2017 Professor Margaret Hall (accompanied by her
research assistant, second-year TRU Law student Alicia Catalano) participated
in the Canadian Elder Law Conference in Vancouver, where they
delivered a presentation on Professor Hall’s ongoing project, “Adult Protection:
A Qualitative Research Study Examining Implementation/Awareness
of British Columbia’s Adult Guardianship Act Part 3”. The Canadian Elder
Law Conference is a bi-annual conference and continuing legal education
course organized by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and CLEBC.
Professor Hall will be a visiting research fellow at the Macquarie University
Faculty of Law in Sydney, Australia between March and April 2018.
During her research fellowship she will also be co-hosting with Professors
Lise Berry and Therese MacDermott a workshop sponsored by the Centre
for Agency, Value and Ethics at Macquarie on the subject of “Relational
Autonomy and Vulnerability Theory: Making it Real”.
Professor Janna Promislow presented a paper entitled “Deciding on the
Future: Ratification Votes and Indigenous Self-Determination in Canada” at
The Limits and Legitimacy of Referenda conference in September 2017
hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
New colleague Professor Samuel Singer delivered his paper “Trans
Rights, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression in Canada?” at the Canadian
Human Rights Commission’s 2017 National Human Rights Symposium
in Ottawa in September. This paper builds upon the major report he prepared
earlier in the year for the commission.
Attending the only law school in Canada that receives no provincial funding,
and studying for one of the few degrees offered by any public university
in this situation, our students face a much higher rate of tuition (over
$19,000/year) than that charged by other law schools in western Canada. As
a result, a major focal point for us, and especially for our very talented
director of development, Nena Jocic-Andrejevic, and me is fundraising for
our students and other faculty programs.