Peter A. Allard School of Law
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban
Today, the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia announced the creation of the new Afghan Women Judges Program. Through this new program, three judges from Afghanistan have joined the law school.
Mar 6, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to comment on various related topics.
Jan 25, 2023
How students are preparing for a climate-changed future
Feeling like the world has gone to pot in the run up to COP27? Why not take a climate class?
Nov 3, 2022
UBC experts on changes to Hockey Canada’s leadership team
Hockey Canada has announced that its entire board of directors and its CEO will step down. UBC experts are available to comment.
Oct 11, 2022
UBC experts on new federal climate plan
The federal government announced its new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan today. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2022
Event: How companies can manage the risk of changing fossil fuel subsidies
Fossil fuel subsidies are set to change with the federal government’s commitment to phasing out public finance and other forms of support for fossil fuels and diverting them to the transition to clean energy sources.
Mar 21, 2022
UBC experts on Black History Month
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics this Black History Month.
Feb 1, 2022
UBC experts on Black Excellence Day
The B.C. government has proclaimed Black Excellence Day for the first time in the province. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 14, 2022
‘Inclusion should trump exclusion,’ new book reminds 2SLGBTQ+ students the law is on their side
Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender-diverse and queer students: the law is on your side when it comes to expressing your identity in school.
Dec 7, 2021
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
UBC experts on B.C. paid sick leave legislation
UBC experts are available to comment on the new paid sick leave legislation introduced in British Columbia.
May 11, 2021
New book examines China’s unique form of human rights activism
China has long been the target of human rights activists, but a UBC law professor is now arguing that China itself is a human rights activist.
Feb 1, 2021
Don’t be fooled by the corporation’s ‘makeover,’ documentary warns
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel premieres on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s based on Professor Joel Bakan’s new book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy.
Sep 10, 2020
UBC appoints the Honourable Steven Lewis Point as next Chancellor
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has appointed former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia the Honourable Steven Lewis Point to become the university’s 19th Chancellor. He will be the first Indigenous person to hold the position.
Jun 18, 2020
UBC student lays groundwork for an anti-Black racism strategy in Vancouver
The City of Vancouver engaged Oludolapo Makinde, a graduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, as a Healthy City Scholar to conduct research into anti-Black racism in Vancouver and suggest ways to address it.
Jun 17, 2020
UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
COVID-19 threatened to end the most valuable work experience 10 UBC law students have ever had.
May 20, 2020
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic creates change, one file and one student at a time
Eagle Speaker’s sister— little Mya’s mother—was not well, gripped by addiction and the street life of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She turned to the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic for help.
May 19, 2020