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Tuesday, February 14
12-1pm

Traumatic Brain Injury among People in Prison

Lecture by Dr. Flora I. Matheson

Dr. Flora I. Matheson, Ph.D. is a medical sociologist and prisoner health specialist. She is particularly interested in how gender inequities and other social determinants of health affect people experiencing complex health and social needs that span problem gambling and substance use, mental illness, poverty, homelessness and imprisonment. She is a Scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital; Scientist in the Mental Health and Addictions Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Assistant Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Associate Graduate Faculty Member, Centre for Criminology & Socio-legal Studies.

Seminar Room CG-265
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Canadiana Gallery
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West

Please RSVP to crim.grad@utoronto.ca. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lori Wells at 416-978-3722 x226 or email lori.wells@utoronto.ca and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.


Monday, March 27
3-4:30pm

“The Way Forward: The Work of the TPS Transformational Task Force”

Sgt. James Hogan, Toronto Police Service

Ericson Seminar Room
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Canadiana Gallery
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West

Past Events


Friday February 3
3:30pm to 5:30pm

“Prosecuting HIV: Is it a Crime to have Sex without Disclosing?”

A Panel Discussion with

  • Maureen Owino, Director, Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment
  • Ryan Peck, Executive Director, HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario
  • Amy Swiffen, Sociology Department, Concordia University, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
  • Chris Tatham, Sociology Department, University of Toronto
  • Moderator: Audrey Macklin, Director, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

Thursday January 26
12:30-2pm

“The Trump-Russia Nexus:
the Evidence, the Significance,
and the Consequences”

A panel discussion with

  • Prof. Peter Solomon
  • Prof. Leon Kosals
  • Prof. Matthew Light

University College (Main Building)
15 King’s College Circle
3rd floor, Room UC314
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7S


Real Queer? Seminar on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Canadian Immigration Policy & Law

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NOVEMBER 22
3pm to 5pm

Ericson Room
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Canadiana Gallery
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West


“Mafiocracy: Organized crime and politics in Albania”

Lecture by Dr. Fabian Zhilla (Harvard)

MONDAY November 28
12:30-2pm
Ericson Seminar Room

2nd Floor, Canadiana Gallery


A Public Forum on Race, Policing and Black Lives Matter (October 2016)

Featured speakers included:

  • Marques Banks (Black Movement-Law Project)
  • Anthony Morgan (Human Rights/Public Interest Lawyer, Falconers LLP)
  • Idil Abdillahi (Ryerson, Social Work)
  • Ravyn Wngz, (Black Lives Matter Toronto)
  • Moderated by Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (University of Toronto, Sociology)

The Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples, Lecture by Dr. Lisa Monchalin
(October 2016)



Twists, Turns, and Trends: Exploring Intersections Between Migration and the Law (March 2016)

Speakers:  Christina Clark-Kazak (Glendon/York Centre for Refugee Studies), Audrey Macklin (UTG Law & Human Rights), Michelle Buckley (UTSC Human Geography) and Laura Bisaillon (UTSC Anthropology/Criminology & Sociolegal Studies)
Discussant: Donna Gabaccia (UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies)


Imprisonment in the U.S. in the era of “Black Lives Matter” (August 2015)

A Summer Event at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies


John Edwards Lecture (March 2015)

Professor Irwin Cotler — “The Omnibus Criminal (in) Justice Agenda: Whither Parliament, the Courts and the Charter”

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