Public seminars are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless specified otherwise.

Wed. Sept. 11, 2019:

1 p.m.: Impervious to Change: Sexual Assault Law Reform in Canada (Prof. Karen Busby) Summaryslides, podcast

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Understanding Sexual Assault Case Attrition in Winnipeg (Dr. Jane Ursel and Winnipeg Police Service Insp. Jamie Blunden) Summary, podcasts (Part I, Part II and Questions)

Wed. Sept. 18: 1-2:45 p.m. Summary

Students for Consent Culture Canada: An Overview of Our Work (Allison Kilgour) slides, podcast

Campus Sexual Violence Policies: What are the Hot Button Topics? (Prof. Karen Busby) slides, podcasts (presentation and questions)

Wed. Sept. 25: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry (summary)

1-2:30 p.m. What Lawyers Should Take Away from the Report (Dr. Karine Duhamel, former director of research for the inquiry) Slides, podcasts (presentation and questions

2:45-3:45 p.m. What is Genocide? Does Use of the Term in the MMIWGI Report Matter? (Prof. Adam Muller, director of Peace and Conflict Studies) Slides, podcast

Wed. Oct. 2 Summary

1-2:25 p.m. Disrupting Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking: Some Promising Practices (Dr. Bob Chrismas) slidespodcast (presentation and questions)

2:30-3:45 p.m.  Systemic Advocacy to Counter the Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth (Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth: Cathy Cook,  Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans, Tanis Hudson) Slides, podcasts (presentation and questions)

Wed. Oct. 9, 1-2:15 p.m. Fat Women’s Access to and Experiences of Reproductive Care (Prof. Deborah McPhail, Community Health Sciences) Summary, slides

Wed. Oct. 16 

1-2 p.m.: HIV disclosure criminal law (law student Sue Ahn) and comparing Nigerian law (Master of Human Rights student Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo)

2-3:30 p.m. Criminalizing HIV Non-Disclosure: Using Public Health to Inform Criminal Law  (Dr. Davinder Singh and Prof. Karen Busby) Summary, slides, podcast (part I, part II and questions)

Wed. Oct. 23: 1-2:45 p.m. Summary

Trials and Tribulations of Practicing Fertility Law (lawyer Robynne Kazina) podcast (part I and part II)

Legal Regulation of Assisted Human Reproduction (Prof. Karen Busby) podcast, slides

Thur. Oct. 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 200A, Robson HallAdvocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda (Evelyn Amon and Grace Acan with curator Isabelle Masson, Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

Wed. Oct. 30: Summary

1-2 p.m.  Has Drag Become a Weapon of Transphobia? (Prof. Fenton Litwiller, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management). Slides, podcasts (presentation and questions)

2:15-3 p.m. My Life and Times as a Queer Artist (Doug Melynk: see the artwork above!) podcast

Wed. Nov 6: 

Child marriage, age of consent and perinatal health: Dissecting the contributions of age, marriage and immigration (Prof. Marcelo Urquia, Community Health Sciences) Summarypodcasts (presentation and questions)

Access to Abortion in Canada and Elsewhere (Prof. Karen Busby) Summary, slides, podcast

Wed. Nov. 13: no seminar (fall study week)

Wed. Nov. 20: 1-2:15 p.m. No Expectation of Privacy: Exposing Surveillance Culture in South Korea (Prof. Nancy Kang, Women’s and Gender Studies) Summary

Wed. Nov. 27: 

1-2:15 p.m. Two-Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT and Allies (Prof. Chantal Fiola, University of Winnipeg and Métis Elder Barbara Bruce) Summary

2:15-3:45 p.m.: LGBT purge litigation (Toronto lawyer Doug Elliott) Summary, podcasts (presentation, questions)

Course readings