Faculty Research News

Publications Presentations In The Media

September 2020 - Professsor Margaret Ann Wilkinson's invited contribution "Does the Law Create Boundaries Limiting Genealogical Exploration through DNA in Canada?"  appeared in the theme issue "The Personal Past", Spring/Summer 2020 Canadian Issues p 62

May 2020 - Professor Chios Carmody's article "Pragmatism and the WTO Agreement" was published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in a series about World Trade Organization reform.

February 2020 - Professor Frankie Young's article "A Trojan Horse: Can Indian self-government be promoted through the Indian Act?" was published in Volume 97(3) of the Canadian Bar Review.

December 2019 – Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson's co-edited volume New Paradigms in the Protection of Inventiveness, Data and Signs, published by Éditions Yvon Blais, appeared and contains both a peer-reviewed chapter by Professor Wilkinson ("Health Personal Data Protection and Data Exclusivity") and another by her Western Law doctoral student Darinka Tomic ("Challenging Intellectual Property").

August 2019 – Professor Valerie Oosterveld published “The Construction of Gender in Child Soldiering in the Special Court for Sierra Leone” in Mark A. Drumbl and Jastine C. Barrett eds), Research Handbook on Child Soldiers (Elgar Publishers)

July 2019 - Tom Telfer co-edited the casebook, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Irwin Law), with Stephanie Ben-Ishai.  

July 2019 - Professor Erika Chamberlain co-authored “When Should Casinos Owe a Duty of Care Toward Their Patrons?” in the Alberta Law Review.

May 2019 - Doug Ferguson's article "Supervision in the Clinic Setting: what we Really Want Students to Learn" was published in the Internatioanal Journal of Clinical Education"

May 2019 - Professor Kate Berger has published "The Demands of Unwritten Constitutionalism on Institutional Design" in the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) blog

September 2020 - Professor Thomas Telfer spoke at the Western Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference. His presentation was entitled, "Welcome to My Mindfulness Classroom"

June 2020 - Professor Thomas Telfer delivered the keynote address to the Western Research Virtual Conference on June 11. His presentation was entitled "Breaking the Silence on Researcher Mental Health".

February 2020 – Professor Chi Carmody presented his paper “The New Normal: Abuse of Right under WTO Law” at the University of Illinois' John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. A portion of his paper will also be published in his forthcoming book A Theory of WTO Law: A Theory of Law (Cambridge).

October 2019 – Professor Valerie Oosterveld presented ‘Gender and International Humanitarian Law: Current Issues’ on a panel at the Canadian Council on International Law conference in Ottawa. She also served as a discussant for keynote speaker Professor Payam Akhavan.

October 2019 - Professor Thomas Telfer was an invited speaker at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada Annual Conference in St. John's. His talk was entitled, "Mindfulness and the Legal Profession"

August 2019 - Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson presented "To Monopolize or Not to Monopolize: IP in the Age of Data" and spoke on a panel about “The Role of Libraries and Repositories in IP Education and Research” at the Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property [ATRIP] in Nashville, Tennessee. 

June 2019 - Professor Tom Telfer presented, "The Zero Suicide Initiative" at the National Health Leadership Conference in Toronto.

August 2020 - Professor Sam Trosow was quoted in the article "Ontario bill to protect livestock from activists soon to open for public comment" for Global News.

August 2020 - Professor Jacob Shelley was quoted in the article "Details emerge of Vaccine Choice Canada lawsuit over coronavirus response" for the CBC.

July 2020 - Professor Jacob Shelley was quoted in the article "Confronting obesity in Canada" for the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine.

July 2020 - Professor Sam Trosow was featured in the story "Backyard security camera sparks wider privacy concerns" for CTV London.

June 2020 - Professor Valerie Oosterveld was featured in a variety of articles about the murder of an alleged war criminal in London, Ontario:

- "London, Ont., police seek four men in homicide, probe possible ties to Liberian rebel group" (The Province)
- "Was London home-invasion homicide tied to war crimes in Africa?" (London Free Press)
- "Canada knew for a decade accused Liberian war criminal was living here" (CBC London)

Professor Oosterveld was also interviewed by CBC for radio: CBC News: World at Six & CBC London.

June 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk's 2015 study on migrant workers was quoted in the Peterborough Examiner's "Scotlynn Growers owner says he followed COVID-19 guidelines for preventing outbreaks".

June 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk was quoted in the Global News article "Workplaces are slowly reopening, but can you refuse to go back?"

June 2020 - Professor Richard McLaren was quoted in various articles about his IWF investigation findings, including the CBC's "Investigation finds doping coverups, alleged embezzlement in weightlifting" and The Guardian's "Corruption in weightlifting exposes its need for an independent enforcer."

June 2020 - Professor Sam Trosow spoke with the London Free Press for "Proposed law targeting farm trespassers may silence whistleblowers: Academic"

June 2020 - Dean Erika Chamberlain was quoted in the Western Gazette story "What rights do protesters have in police confrontations?"

May 2020 - Professor Sam Trosow is quoted in the University Affairs article "Federal Court of Appeal delivers much-anticipated ruling on York v. Access Copyright dispute."

May 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk was quoted in two stories about Israel: "Canada missing in action on Israel's proposed annexation of the West Bank" (The Conversation) and "Critics say Canada's silence speaks volumes as Israel races towards annexation" (CBC News). 

April 2020 - Professor Sam Trosow and PhD student Lisa Macklem were featured on episode 48 of the LawBytes podcast: "Copyright and Fair Dealing During a Pandemic." They also wrote "What is fair dealing in copyright? Here's why it matters when moving classes online due to Coronavirus" for The Conversation.

April 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk was featured in the London Free Press article "Coronavirus: London ranks third-highest in Ontario in safety-related work refusals."

April 2020 - Professor Valerie Oosterveld's piece "ICC Prosecutor Symposium: The Prosecutor's Commitment to Ensuring Gender Equality" was featured in the international law blog Justice in Conflict.

April 2020 - Professor Jacob Shelley was quoted in the CBC article "Spitting and coughing assaults on service workers 'ramped up' amind COVID-19, union says."

March 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk was quoted in The Lawyer's Daily article "First Nations health service pensions under provincial jurisdiction, Federal Court of Appeal rules."

March 2020 - Professor Richard McLaren was featured in an Inside the Games article titled "McLaren appointed FIBA Integrity Officer."

March 2020 - Professor Alfonso Nocilla was quoted in "Ontario court clarifies when provincial trusts will be upheld in insolvency proceedings" in The Lawyer's Daily.

March 2020 - Professor Richard McLaren was quoted in the Toronto Star article "Ontario court dismisses Russian cyclists' lawsuit against Western University professor, WADA."

March 2020 - Professor and Associate Dean (Academic), Chris Sherrin, was quoted in the London Free Press' article "Video vigilantes' social media 'stings' catch heat." It appeared on the front page of the March 5 print edition.

February 2020 - Professor Stephen Pitel was quoted in the Canadian Bar Association's magazine CBA National: "Keeping up with the times: the practice of law has changed"

February 2020 - Professor Michael Coyle was interviewed about the recent pipeline protests on CTV News: "No end to blockade impasse"

February 2020 - Professor Michael Coyle was interviewed on CBC Ottawa about the recent pipeline protests: "How to resolve the pipeline dispute"

February 2020 - Professor Michael Coyle joined Heather Hiscox on CBC Newsworld to talk about the recent pipeline protests: "Could a mediator help resolve Canada's land rights protest?"

February 2020 - Professor Claire Houston was quoted in the Toronto Star article "What a 4-year-old's death says about Ontario's strained family courts"

January 30, 2020 - Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson presented her annual "Copyright Update" to the OLA (Ontario Library Association) Superconference in Toronto.

January 2020 - Professor Michael Lynk was quoted in a news article from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner: "Israel/OPT: UN expert alarmed by ‘lopsided’ Trump plan, says will entrench occupation"

December 2019 - Professor Thomas Telfer was quoted in the Toronto Star "Rack up debt. Declare bankruptcy. Repeat. And repeat again. How thousands of Canadians are doing it and costing the rest of us"

November 2019 - Dean Erika Chamberlain was quoted in the Globe and Mail article "Former Ontario police commander Brad Blair challenges new law that limits lawsuits against province"

November 2019 - Professor Chi Carmody's opinion piece in the Financial Post "In one month the WTO court of appeal goes lights out. We'll be in uncharted global trade waters"

September 2019 - Professor Chi Carmody writes op-ed in Financial Post "The WTO's dispute resolution authority is worth saving"

August 2019 - Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson was quoted in "'Anne of Green Gables' Dispute Looks at New Discovery Rules" by Anita Balakrishnan in the Law Times