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Associate Professor Charis Kamphuis recently published, with Professor
Leah Gardner from McGill, a chapter called “Effectiveness Framework for
Home-State Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms” in Amissi Manirabona
and Yenny Vega Cárdenas, eds., Extractive Industries and Human Rights in an
Era of Global Justice: New Ways of Resolving and Preventing Conflicts.
Other recent achievements in scholarly work at TRU Law include the
• Associate Professor Katie Sykes received a SSHRC grant for a project
entitled “Access to Justice Through Public Design: The Civil
Resolution Tribunal as a Case Study”.
• Associate Professor Chris Hunt delivered a paper entitled “Unconscionability
Three Ways: Consent, Unfairness and Exploitation” at
the Second Canadian Obligations Conference organized by Associate
Professor Margaret Hall, this time hosted by the University of
New Brunswick Faculty of Law.
• Assistant Professor Samuel Singer delivered a paper entitled “Trans
Law in Canada: From Rights to an Alternative Legal Toolkit” at a
two-day symposium hosted by the McGill Faculty of Law entitled
“On the Margins of Trans Legal Change”.
• I presented a short paper on “Rangatahi and Pasifika Courts in
Aotearoa New Zealand” as part of a panel on “Exploring Indigenous
Justice Systems in Canada and Around the World” at the Justice
Canada Conference in Gatineau, Quebec. This was followed by a
co-authored paper with Professor Margaret Stephenson (Curtin
University, Perth, Australia) entitled “Aboriginal Title Resolution
Processes: Comprehensive Claim Settlements in Canada and Australia”
at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Association of Law,
Property and Society, hosted this year by the Syracuse University
College of Law.
STUDENT AND FACULTY SUCCESS
Associate Professor Chris Hunt recently received TRU’s 2019 Faculty Excellence
Award for outstanding teaching. Assistant Professor Nicole Schabus
received TRU’s 2019 Award for Excellence in Interculturalization. In addition
to this most welcome recognition, each award winner also receives a
$2,000 award to attend a conference or professional development activity of
his or her choice.
Two of our colleagues have recently received tenure and promotion to
the rank of associate professor effective as of July 1, 2019. I am pleased to