JELP Environmental Law Conference

Members of the research team will be participating in the upcoming 7th annual environmental law conference hosted by the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. The theme of the conference is Back to the Future: Re-Defining Canada’s Environmental Priorities, and it will be held at the Lester B Pearson United World College in Victoria, BC. The draft program is available HERE.

On June 7, from 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm , Professor Nathalie Chalifour will be presenting on a panel called “Climate Constitutionalism: The Interpretative Imperatives of Ecological Sustainability, Equality and Reconciliation, and Devolution”.

On June 8, from 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm, Professor Nathalie Chalifour and Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray will be presenting on a panel called “Environmental Justice and Food Systems: Food Justice, Climate Justice and Indigenous Food Sovereignty”.

Extracting Environmental Justice: A Joint Panel Q&A

Professors Nathalie Chalifour and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, along with their colleagues Salvador Herencia and Professors Penelope Simons and Aimée Craft will be participating in a joint panel Q&A on environmental justice on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 11:30am - 1:00pm in FTX 137. The panel will engage in a critical dialogue on the harmful impacts of natural resource extraction on marginalized communities.

The event is co-hosted by the Indigenous Law Students Association, the Environmental Law Students Association, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) uOttawa, and Level Justice.

All are welcome, and lunch will be provided! Please note that the event will be in English.

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Disrupting Dominant Discourses of Food Systems & Food Movements

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray will be part of a panel discussion on “Disrupting Dominant Discourses of Food Systems & Food Movements”, hosted by the University of Windsor Faculty of Law on January 23, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

This panel brings together academics and practitioners concerned with food law to discuss some issues on sustainable food sourcing, production, and circulation. What does sustainable mean? What is a food system? Who does it sustain and who is it sustained by? Some of the topics that will be discussed include Indigenous food sovereignty, urban agriculture in Detroit and local communities, migrant worker rights, and food law and policy in Canada more generally.

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IUCN AEL Colloquium 2018

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and doctoral candidate Angela Lee are in Glasgow to participate in the 16th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The colloquium's theme this year is The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience. Hundreds of scholars from around the world have gathered for this important yearly event, which features numerous panels either dedicated to or touching on issues related to environmental justice (including climate justice and food justice). 

Professor McLeod-Kilmurray's presentation, "Transforming Trade Law for Sustainable Food Systems", forms part of a panel called Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: From Law-Making to Implementation.

Angela's presentation, "Food-tures: Examining the role of technology and law in shaping sustainable food futures", forms part of a panel called What futures? Techno-Fixes and the Role of Law and Governance in Land, Food and Agriculture.

Professor McLeod-Kilmurray is also chairing a panel on Technology and Environmental Law and Governance, while Angela is chairing a panel on Civil Society and Community Participation in Environmental Law and Governance.

CLSA/LSA Annual Meeting 2018: Law at the Crossroads

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and doctoral student Angela Lee recently presented at the 2018 CLSA/LSA Annual Meeting held in Toronto. Their panel, on the topic of "Animals, Law and Subjectivity", was chaired by Angela Harris of UC Davis and included Charlotte Blattner, Jessica Eisen, and Maneesha Deckha as panelists. 

Their presentation explored intersecting issues relating to feminism, veganism, and questions of justice, especially in the context of new and emerging technological developments in relation to flesh and other animal products. 

FLSQ Conference 2018

Angela Lee and Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray will be presenting at the Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Conference 2018, on the theme of (Re)Production: Inequalities of Gender, Racialization, and Class. The conference will be held at Queen's University on March 2-3, 2018. 

Their presentation, pertaining to the Food Justice case study, is entitled "The Milkmaid’s Tale: Veganism, Feminism, and Dystopian Food Futures".

Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference 2017

Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray presented at the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference 2017, held at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law from June 8-10, 2017. 

The theme of the conference, jointly organized with the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE), was “The Whole Lawyer and the Legal Education Continuum”. Professor McLeod-Kilmurray's presentation, on a panel called "Training Lawyers for Sustainability", was called “Integrating Sustainability throughout the Law School Curriculum”.