2020 was, by all accounts, a challenging year, but it nevertheless brought many accomplishments and milestones to celebrate amongst our faculty and students. While the focus of this issue of the Centre newsletter is the Fall 2020 term, we want take this chance to celebrate the awards and honours received by CrimSL faculty and PhD students earlier in the year.
Jona Zyfi has been awarded a SSHRC Bombardier Graduate Scholarship. Her project is “Digital frontiers: Probing automated decision-making in Canada's immigration and refugee regimes.” Congratulations, Jona!
Tyler King has been awarded a SSHRC Bombardier Graduate Scholarship. His project is "’My brain made me do it’: judicial interpretations of offenders with traumatic brain injuries.” Congratulations, Tyler!
Serdar San has been awarded the Scholar-at-Risk Fellowship at the University of Toronto for the 2020-21 academic year and will also be granted the status of Scholar-at-Risk at Massey College. Congratulations, Serdar!
Fernando Avila has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. His project is “Exploring Exceptions: Punishment, Order and Freedom in a Latin American Prison.”
Professor Kerry Taylor has been awarded a University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship, a fitting recognition of Kerry’s transformative pedagogy and her deep commitment to fulfilling the TRC call to action on education in universities. Kerry’s project ‘will be structured around enhanced experiential and community-led learning and land-based pedagogy, which will offer students the opportunity to challenge their own understandings of about law, settler colonialism, crime, justice and Indigenous ways of knowing and being.’ You can read more about her project in the Faculty of Arts and Science awards announcement. Congratulations, Kerry!
CrimSL Director Audrey Macklin received the President’s Impact Award, as well as the 2020 year’s Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award. The University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards celebrate and honour faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. As U of T News writes, Professor Macklin was honoured “for the profound impact she has made on migration and citizenship law, business and human rights.”
“Macklin has litigated high-profile cases, including that of Omar Khadr, and has represented interveners before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court /Federal Court of Appeal. An author or contributor to critical policy reports on a wide range of topics, she is regularly invited to testify before Parliamentary Standing Committees and the Senate on pending legislation. She also consults for the United Nations and domestic tribunals, and participates in international human rights fact-finding missions.”