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David Vaver awarded Order of Canada

Posted by irwinlaw on July 7, 2016 in authors, awards, and copyright law.

Congratulations to David Vaver, author of Copyright Law and Intellectual Property Law 2/e: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks and co-editor of Competition Policy and Intellectual Property, on his appointment to the Order of Canada!

York University celebrates Vaver's appointment in the announcement below:

"David Vaver was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership in intellectual property law as a scholar and mentor. He is among Canada’s foremost leading authorities of Intellectual Property Law. His influence on the academy led to scholars from around the world to honour him with their own contributions in a festschrift in 2010, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (an honour that has not been bestowed on many.

Vaver’s coining of the phrase, “user rights” in his book Copyright Law (Irwin Law, 2000), has transformed the international language and perspective of balance in copyright, where users enjoy rights alongside copyright’s traditional stakeholders of owners and authors. In 2012, he was awarded the Pattishall medal for Teaching Excellence for Trademark and Trade Identity. He founded and served as editor-in-chief, for the Intellectual Property Journal (1984-98, 2010-15) and has regularly advised the Canadian government in various roles typically culminating in a road map for reform, or outright reform, in various areas of intellectual property."

Read the rest of the York announcement here.

Ron C.C. Cuming awarded Distinguished Professor title

Posted by irwinlaw on July 7, 2016 in authors and awards.

Irwin Law wishes to extend its congratulations to Ron C.C. Cuming, co-author of Personal Property Security Law 2/e, for achieving the title of Distinguished Professor by the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan states, "The title was awarded based on Professor Cuming’s many research accomplishments, and outstanding contributions to the University of Saskatchewan, particularly his work in the area of commercial law and secure financing and his many publications in high quality national and international journals." Read more about this honour here.

Two awards for Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

Posted by irwinlaw on May 30, 2016 in authors, awards, criminal law, and national security law.

We are thrilled to announce that False Security authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach have been recognized with two prestigious awards in the past week!

Forcese and Roach are the 2016 recipients of the BC Civil Liberties Association's Reg Robson Award, which honours a community member who has demonstrated a substantial and long-lasting contribution to the cause of civil liberties in B.C. and Canada. The BCCLA writes: "These two individuals have been critical to mounting a resistance to the infringement of civil liberties in the name of national security. The astounding turn in public support for bill C-51 was due to a public education effort that was virtually all premised on their real-time legal analysis. They have exemplified what it means to be engaged public intellectuals, and the civil liberties community owes them a great debt." They received a standing ovation at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.

We are also delighted that False Security was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize at an awards ceremony in Calgary on Saturday, May 28. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Irwin Law's President and Publisher, Jeffrey Miller, was at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the authors.

Well done, Craig and Kent!

False Security shortlisted for Canadian Law & Society Book Prize

Posted by irwinlaw on May 3, 2016 in awards and books.

Irwin Law is delighted that False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism has been shortlisted for the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Congratulations to its authors, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach!

Richard Schneider and Hy Bloom receive Bruno Cormier Award

Posted by irwinlaw on March 23, 2016 in authors and awards.

Congratulations to the Honorable Richard D. Schneider and Dr Hy Bloom, co-editors of Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013), who have been awarded the Bruno Cormier Award by the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for their significant contributions to forensic psychiatry in Canada. The award was presented at CAPL’s annual conference in Vancouver earlier this month.

Richard D. Schneider, BSc, MA, PhD, LLB, LLM, CPsych, is Chairman of the Ontario Review Board and a Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Hy Bloom, BA, LLB, MD, FRCPC, is CEO of workplace.calm, inc., a workplace conflict, problem behaviour, and violence prevention and management group of multidisciplinary consultants, and a founding member of the Psilex Group, Consultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Together, they have authored/edited Mental Disorder and the Law: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2006), Mental Health Courts: Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (2007, with Mark Heerema), and Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (2013). Richard D. Schneider is also the author of The Annotated Ontario Mental Health Statutes 4/e (2007) and The Lunatic and the Lords (2009).

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