Professor Pascale Chapdelaine was appointed a Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (Berlin) and Academic Advisor for the Daksha Fellowship in Law, Policy and Business (Chennai, India). She was also appointed Visiting Professor KU Leuven Global Law School Program (Belgium).
Associate Dean Laverne Jacobs was invited to present to the Senate of Canada on medical assistance in dying (MAID) and its impact on people with disabilities. She also gave a number of media interviews on COVID-19, people with disabilities and the law in Canada.
As Director of the Class Action Clinic, Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic wrote submissions to, and appeared before, the Standing Committee on Justice Policy regarding Bill 161. She was interviewed regularly in the press, including in several pieces in The Toronto Star, Global News and CBC.
Professor Manoj Mate was selected to serve on the American Society of International (ASIL) Annual Meeting Organizing Committee and organized a roundtable panel on security, foreign relations, and use of force advancing human rights through U.S. foreign policy.
Professor Claire Mummé was a visiting scholar at three schools: the Centre for Law at Work at the University of Bristol Law School, Strathclyde University Law School (Glasgow), and Osgoode Hall.
Professor Sukanya Pillay was invited to join the Advisory Board of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR). She also spoke about the human rights crisis in Nigeria in the Nigerian SARS issue of Flare magazine in October 2020.
Professor Jillian Rogin's article on the pre-trial sentencing of Aboriginal People in Canada was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Zora.
Professor Anneke Smit led the Windsor Law Centre for Cities through its first year. The Centre established a blog series on inclusive and sustainable cities and municipal governance, highlighted research accomplishments of affiliated faculty members through its website, and hosted a series of speakers and workshops.
Professor Tess Sheldon was invited to speak at an Ontario Bar Association panel about accomodating clients with disabilities.
Professor Myra Tawfik was promoted to Distinguished University Professor and appointed to the Expert Panel on Public-Sector IP Commercialization (Chair: Jim Balsillie), Ministry of Colleges and Universities Ontario, and subsequently appointed to advise on Ontario’s IP Action Plan.
Professor Vasanthi Venkatesh was invited to present on migrant farmworkers in Canada, social movements and legal mobilization in times of crisis. She was also appointed to the Leadership Committee of the Action Track on Equitable Livelihoods for the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit to provide research and expert advice on labour and human rights issues affecting migrant and other precarious workers in the food chain.
Professor Christopher Waters was an expert reviewer for the International Rule of Law Initiative on legal options available to the UN General Assembly to prevent and respond to atrocity crimes. He also presented on international humanitarian law at the National Justice Institute’s Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada Education Seminar.