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Considering culture in criminal courts

(October 17, 2016)

Queen’s University researcher Priscilla Ferrazzi, Law’91, LLM’07 (PhD’15) says Inuit culture is a key consideration when planning criminal court programs for people with mental illness in Nunavut. Rehabilitation-oriented criminal court programs to reduce the number of people with mental illness caught in the criminal justice system exist in many North American cities and elsewhere but not in the mainly Inuit Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. 

Golden football legends reminisce at Richardson Stadium’s grand re-opening

(September 29, 2016)

As the rain poured down on tricoloured fans, the Queen’s Gaels football team concluded their first game on the turf of the revitalized Richardson Stadium with a less than stellar result – falling 27-13 to the Western Mustangs. But for Gaels Football Hall of Famers like Bill Sirman, Law’72 (Arts’63, MA’06) and Peter C.P. Thompson, QC, Law’65 (Arts’62), who took part in a pregame opening ceremony honouring past championship glories, neither the weather nor the scoreboard could dampen their spirits. For them, being here in a new stadium is a reminder of past lessons learned, and what football is really all about. 

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