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GSL Director receives Early Researcher Award from Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

May 18, 2017

GSL Director Steven Hoffman is the recipient of a prestigious Ontario Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation for his five-year project, "Techno-Regulation for Improving the Quality of Health News Articles." 

News media is one of the most prominent sources of health information, yet heath news coverage is far from optimal. Individuals who rely on the media as a primary source of health information are often making decisions based on poor or misguided Read more about GSL Director receives Early Researcher Award from Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

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Evidence-based art exhibit Immune Nations opens in Geneva on May 23

May 17, 2017

The Global Strategy Lab will co-lead an evidence-based art exhibition at UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 23 to June 30, 2017 with the University of Aberta's Faculty of Arts. <Immune Nations>, an evidence-based art exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines, brings attention to these debates and the often-complex emotional states that surround them. Read more about Evidence-based art exhibit Immune Nations opens in Geneva on May 23

iPolitics

GSL Director discusses Canada's international obligations with upcoming cannabis legalization in iPolitics article

May 8, 2017

On May 8th, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was featured in an article on iPolitics titled "Canada running out of time to withdraw from key marijuana treaties". Hoffman discusses Canada's clear obligations to the three UN Drug Control Treaties upon legalizing the use of non-medical cannabis. The best option for Canada to move ahead with legalization without Read more about GSL Director discusses Canada's international obligations with upcoming cannabis legalization in iPolitics article

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GSL hosts a book launch for Dr. Thana de Campos' "The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities"

May 4, 2017

On May 4th, the Global Strategy Lab held a book launch for Dr. Thana de Campos' newly release book, titled "The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities". In this publication, Campos "aims to provide a framework for analyzing the ethical responsibilities of global stakeholders in what I Read more about GSL hosts a book launch for Dr. Thana de Campos' "The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities"

GSL's Susan Rogers Van Katwyk awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018

GSL's Susan Rogers Van Katwyk awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018

April 25, 2017

GSL's Susan Rogers Van Katwyk has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018. Since 1975, Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s publicly-assisted universities, has encouraged excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels through the awarding of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study. The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Ontario Read more about GSL's Susan Rogers Van Katwyk awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018

NYT

Global Health Law Clinic report on legalization of cannabis cited by New York Times

April 13, 2017

On Thursday, April 13th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought forth legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes in Canada. As well, GSL Director Steven Hoffman’s Global Health Law Clinic released its report titled, “Reconciling Canada's Legalization of Non-Medical Cannabis with the UN Drug Control Treaties.” This report focuses on how Canada can remain party to the conventions Read more about Global Health Law Clinic report on legalization of cannabis cited by New York Times

GHLC Cannabis Report

Global Health Law Clinic Fellows publish report on Canada's cannabis legalization efforts

April 13, 2017

Students of GSL Director Steven Hoffman’s Global Health Law Clinic produced a report on Canada’s efforts to legalize cannabis while maintaining commitments to three United Nations drug control treaties “without either withdrawing from the conventions or amending them.” Clinic Fellows Megan Fultz, Lisa Page, Alysha Pannu, Read more about Global Health Law Clinic Fellows publish report on Canada's cannabis legalization efforts