News and Events


SLST Program Orientation and Social September 4th, 2018–Agenda (.pdf)

Socio–Legal Studies students to present at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association

Held in Toronto this year, from June 7th to 10th, there will be a record number of Socio–Legal Studies graduate students presenting papers. The following students will be presenting:
Mariful Alam
Timothy Bryan
Eduardo Cornelius
Patrick Dwyer
Daniel Huizenga
Monika Lemke
Emily Lockhart
Yael Machtinger
Matthew Montevirgen
Katrin Roots
Harini Sivalingam
Heather Tasker
Jessica Templeman

Please look for them (and our faculty as well) in the program, which is easily accessible at:

Council Motion

The following motion was passed by passed by Socio-Legal Studies Council on May 5, 2018:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Socio-Legal Studies Graduate Program expresses non-confidence in the senior administration of York University and in the Board of Governors.

With the strike entering its eleventh week, York’s administration continues to refuse to bargain with CUPE 3903 to resolve outstanding issues in a timely fashion. The approach of the Senate Executive Committee to remediation while the strike is ongoing has created confusion and chaos within York’s community, intensifying the anxiety and stress of students, faculty and staff, as well as undermining the academic integrity of courses and therefore York's reputation.

The York University senior administration and Board of Governors appear to be disconnected from the York University community, demonstrating their refusal to establish meaningful dialogue with all university stakeholders. York’s President and Board of Governors, with the support of Senate Executive, have also deviated from a just and fair interpretation and application of The York University Act, 1965, thereby undermining collegial governance at York.

Given these considerations, the Socio-Legal Studies Graduate Program can no longer express confidence in the leadership of the senior York administration or the Board of Governors. Their actions are clearly not in support of York University’s core mission of:

“A community of faculty, students, staff, alumni and volunteers committed to academic freedom, social justice, accessible education, and collegial self-governance” (

The Socio-Legal Studies Graduate Program calls upon other organizations, associations, councils, and bodies within the greater York University community to pass similar motions of non-confidence in the senior administration and condemn ongoing attempts to undermine collegial governance at York University.

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