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Let’s Talk About Changing the System

On Thursday, June 16, three panelists, including our very own Janine Benedet, will explore the fallout from the Jian Ghomeshi verdict and discuss how legal, policing and community systems can better support survivors of sexual assault and violence. The panel discussion will begin at 6:15pm, following the YWCA Annual General Meeting.*

*Only interested in attending the public event? No problem! Feel free to arrive at 5:45 for refreshments.

See the poster for event details. Click here for more information on the panelists and to register!

The Ghomeshi Verdict: What's Next

The Ghomeshi Verdict: What’s Next


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by | May 20, 2016 · 10:40 am

March 10: Buttedahl Memorial Lecture with Shelagh Day

The 2016 Paz and Knute Buttedahl Memorial Lecture will take place Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7- 9pm in Allard Hall Room 104, co-sponsored by UBC’s Department of Educational Studies and the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies.

The lecture will feature Shelagh Day, speaking on “The National Inquiry on Murders and Disappearances of Indigenous Women and Girls: What Is It? How Should It Work?”.

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In PDF: Buttedahl Memorial Lecture Poster 2016



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Annual Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 18:00 to 20:00

Speaker:Kim Pate (Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights, University of Saskatchewan)

Kim is the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), a federation of autonomous societies which work with, and on behalf of, marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women and girls throughout Canada. A lawyer and teacher by trade, she has completed post-graduate studies in the area of forensic mental health.

Topic: The Terrible Truth About Canadian Crime: No Justice for Indigenous Women

Kim Pate will identify current trends in the increased criminalization and imprisonment of Indigenous women, especially those who are poor, victimized and have mental health issues.  Within the context of current legislative and political trends, she will further elucidate some of the social context and inequality issues that contribute to the over classification and limited programming and treatment options which result in Indigenous women being the fastest growing prison population and the least likely to be conditionally released. Kim will also discuss potential legal strategies and challenges to address these issues.

DLA Piper Canada Hall (Rm 104)

Please RSVP for this event: eventassistant@allard.ubc.ca

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Building the BC Disabilities Act

​A workshop presented by:
March of Dimes Canada and CNIB
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
For details, see the March of Dimes Canada website.


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Event: BEST SEX EVER! with Laci Green

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BEST SEX EVER! with Laci Green

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7pm

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

UBC Vancouver Campus

What makes for the best sex ever? Come find out! In this upbeat program, Laci Green will give a sex positive crash-course exploring sexuality while in university. It will be a night to remember!

Reserve your spot online: http://students.ubc.ca/consent

For more information, email CJ Rowe at cj.rowe@ubc.ca or read more about this event by visiting http://violenceprevention.ubc.ca/laci-green-at-the-chan-centre-ubc.

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