Alberta Civil Liberties Research centre
The mission of this UCalgary center is to promote respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta. This is achieved by undertaking research on contemporary issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse and include proposals for a reform of human rights legislation, a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, and a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients.
Development, Power and Justice Research Group
This UCalgary research group brings together faculty members and graduate students from across the globe to focus processes and linkages between economic and social development, power relations, and justice issues in our society. Some of their focus areas include Indigenous land rights, environmental and Indigenous movements, public policy issues around regional growth and change, natural resource development, community-based resource rights, mining conflict and local resistance, and social justice issues.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Open to current UCalgary students, faculty and staff, this training provides tools to reduce stigma towards people who use substances. Training attendees will learn strategies for reducing harms related to substance abuse, and how to recognize and respond to overdoses.
Race-based data used to examine Charter rights violations
UCalgary Law students made history competing in the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot competition for the first time. This year’s problem allowed students to explore the interplay between the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection of race-based data, and potential violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.