Madame Justice Abella – Defining Equality: Why Identity Matters

Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, RB 2200
Cost:Free, Please RSVP

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Spaces are limited. Underground parking available in Richcraft Hall.

The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 after serving on the Ontario Court of Appeal for 12 years. She practiced civil and criminal litigation until she was appointed to the Ontario Family Court in 1976. She subsequently chaired the Ontario Law Reform Commission and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Justice Abella was the sole Commissioner and author of the 1984 Royal Commission on Equality in Employment, creating the term and concept of “employment equity.” She is a specially elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in classical piano. She is the first Jewish woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Madame Justice Abella