Message from our President Bob Drummond
Good day, colleagues,
I regret to inform you that uncertainty about the possible duration of the CUPE 3903 strike has led the Executive to agree that we should cancel our General Membership Meeting scheduled for May 4. As earlier announced, reports of officers are in the Newsletter, and business of the Association can mostly be carried out by e-mail between now and our fall meeting. We have asked our scheduled guest speaker to re-schedule for our fall AGM.
2018 ARFL General Meeting & Presentation
Friday May 4, 2018
- Senior Common Room Founders College 305
- Coffee & Conversation: 10:30 am
- General Membership Meeting: 11:00 am to Noon
- Lunch: Noon to 1 pm (catered)
- Presentation: 1 to 3 pm (open to all)
Our Speaker: Amar Bhatia
The Lecture: “Migration in an Age of Reconciliation”
Amar Bhatia joined Osgoode’s full-time faculty on July 1, 2014 after serving as a Catalyst Fellow and Visiting Professor at Osgoode for the 2013-14 academic year. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and postcolonial literature (Queen’s; Sussex) and received an LLB from Osgoode in 2005.
He articled and worked in union-side labour and employment law in Toronto before returning to graduate school. He subsequently obtained an LLM from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received the Howland Prize for most outstanding performance in the program. He was awarded a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship to pursue his SJD at U of T, and is currently in the final stage of his candidacy. His dissertation looks at issues of status and authority of migrant workers and Indigenous peoples under Canadian immigration law, Aboriginal law, treaty relations, and Indigenous legal traditions.