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Students had say on human rights in BC

David Eby

Students gathered in the Barber Center on Friday, Nov. 17 to share their thoughts on human rights in our province with BC Attorney General David Eby.

Eby, who became the AG in July, is re-establishing the BC Human Rights Commission and wants input from students, and specifically law students, as part of a broad provincial public engagement exercise.

“You are participating in clinical programs, you may have feedback about how we can approach this, you are studying and learning about these issues in your courses,” Eby commented to the crowd of about 30 students.

“I’d like to hear about your personal experiences and what you think the commission should be doing,” he said.

Emergent themes from the dialogue included education—what could be done to improve how high school students learn about and understand human rights (suggestions included teaching packages or even putting a critical lens on the school curriculum); how to enhance how we all understand human rights and access information across our province, and what approach the commission should take— acute or preventative.

David Eby media scrum

David Eby spoke to local reporters ahead of the open session at TRU.

The stop at TRU was Eby’s final visit to BC Law schools, having already visited law schools at UVic and UBC. Friday, Nov 17th was also the last day to submit public comment online. The report will be complete by December.


Canada 150+ exhibit showcases meaningful creativity

Twenty-five submissions to the Canada 150+ exhibit were celebrated and studied by curious gallery goers Wednesday evening.

The Canada 150+ exhibit showcased creative works by TRU students, faculty and staff responding to the question “What does Canada mean to you,” through various media and reflecting a mosaic of perspectives, backgrounds, reflections and aspirations.

The jury included a visual arts faculty member, a member of the Aboriginal community and a representative of TRU’s marketing and communications department worked together to bring special recognition to five pieces.

Those winners were:

$750 Debra Kessler | $500 Susan Miller | $500 Carol Schlosar
$500 Kieran Muller | $500 Marisa Drayton

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