CHRR - The Centre for Human Rights Research
Dr. Chris Frank

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Long before the Winnipeg General Strike, workers have banded together to form movements and pursue their rights. Historian Dr. Chris Frank studies the relationship between labour movements, governments and legal systems in 19th century Britain. 

In one line of research, he looks at how filing legal complaints about workplace injustice can shape both these movements and how workers understand themselves in relation to their employers. 

Media and Holodomor: Feb 4

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Israel/Palestinian Conflict: Feb. 9

Academic Freedom and the Israel/Palestinian Conflict

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Concourse Lounge, University College

Professor Henry Heller presents Dr. Jeff Halper, Director, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, speaking on “Academic Freedom and the Israel/Palestinian Conflict”.

Support for this lecture provided by the Department of History, the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics and the Global Political Economy program.

Dr. Erik Thomson

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In a world where many people think of "human rights" as an antidote for evil, it is important to remember that the most cunning leviathans often clothe themselves in a vision of righteousness.

Dr. Erik Thomson, an associate professor of history, urges us to consider concepts of human rights with a critical eye, as political power can complicate and tarnish rights-based arguments.

CREATE H20 term position

The CREATE H2O program is seeking a temporary program co-ordinator from February 2 to June 5, 2015, to fill in during a parental leave. 

The position from February 2 to June 5, 2015 is full-time (35 hrs/week) and work duties will focus on co-ordinating student projects, communication with First Nations collaborators, co-organizing the CREATE H2O conference (to be held June 1, 2015), and administrative duties such as booking flights, hotel rooms, processing of receipts and other.

Salary ranges from $25.54 to $33.06 an hour (AA2), depending on qualifications and experience.

Individuals interested in the position should send their resume to Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. 

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